Panko Pork Schnitzel

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pork schnitzel

Last week I completed a ‘Customer Satisfaction Survey’ and at the end was emailed a voucher for a £30 discount on a Hello Fresh delivery box. It was a great offer so I thought I’d give it a go.

I can totally see the benefits of these boxes… delicious recipes with all the ingredients – delivered to your door. But of course, that convenience comes at a price.

pork schnitzel

Hesitant to spend a fortune on something I was unfamiliar with, I opted for the Classic Box of 3 meals for 2 people. The cost? £39. Thank goodness for that voucher.

At that price, I think it’s a great treat, but certainly not something I could continue with on their weekly subscription service. (Be sure to update your preferences so you are not auto-billed each week). The first meal I cooked was their Summertime Pork Schnitzel with Salad, New Potatoes and Capers. I’ve never had capers before. And never will again. I guess they are like olives – an acquired taste. I never got to like olives either.

pork schnitzel

What do you think? I’m really quite pleased with how the dish – and my photos! – turned out.

pork schnitzel

As with any recipe, I think we all add our own little touch to it. If you want to have a go at this recipe yourself, here is my slightly modified version. And no capers.

Slimming World fans – I’ve also added some notes below with different ways you can further switch this up if you are looking to save a few extra syns!

Panko Pork Schntizel
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Serves: 2
  • 300g pork fillet
  • 50g panko breadcrumbs
  • 4 tbsp of sour cream
  • 360g new potatoes
  • 2 large handfuls rocket (arugula) leaves
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and black pepper to season
  • ½ lemon
  1. Bring a large pan of water to the boil and add a ¼ tsp of salt. Cut the potatoes into quarters and cook in the salted, boiling water for 10-15 minutes until tender.
  2. Place your hand flat on top of your pork fillet and slice in half from the side and further cut each piece in half widthways. Lay the pork slices between 2 sheets of clingfilm. Hit the pork using a rolling pin until it is 1cm thick.
  3. Put the breadcrumbs in a large, shallow bow and add ¼ tsp of salt and a generous amount of black pepper. Coat each fillet evenly in a tbsp of sour cream. Press each fillet into the breadcrumbs until completely coated.
  4. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a large frying pan. Lay the breaded pork schnitzels in the pan and cook for 3-4 minutes each side.
  5. Drain your potatoes.
  6. In a bowl, whisk together the Dijon mustard, balsamic vinegar, 1 tbsp olive oil and sugar. Season with a little salt and pepper.
  7. Plate your leaves, top with scattered warm potatoes and drizzle generously with vinaigrette.
  8. Serve the schnitzels on the potato salad and serve with a wedge of fresh lemon.

Slimming World syns:

50g panko breadcrumbs = 9 syns, 4 tbsp sour cream = 4 syns, 2 tbsp olive oil = 12 syns. Total syns = 25 syns shared between 2 people.

This dish was really quite delicious and I’d quite happily use 12 syns for such a tasty meal. However, if you are looking to cut back on some of the syn values, here a few ways in which you can switch this recipe up. Of course, it won’t taste quite the same – but lovely nonetheless.

– Swap panko breadcrumbs for homemade wholemeal breadcrumbs – syn free when using your daily HexB allowance

– Use a beaten egg instead of sour cream to coat your pork – 0 syns

– Substitute the olive oil dressing for a store bought fat free alternative – low syns

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