Venison Schnitzel

Venison schnitzel is one of my familys favorite meals.
Scnitzel with green peppercorn sauce, potoes and cabbage on a white plate pinit

Cooking healthy venison recipes at home is easy. Try this venison schnitzel recipe. I’m sure you love it! The schnitzels can be prepared and crumbed in advance and just fry them fresh before serving.

Venison meat is versatile, tasty and quick to prepare. You can read more ideas on how to cook venison here

This is the perfect meal to introduce anyone who is hesitant to eating venison to tasty deer schnitzel.

Tender, thin slices of wild meat coated in crispy breadcrumbs and fried golden. This venison schnitzel is so tasty even a venison hesitant will love it! It takes a bit of preparation but is well worth it.

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Cooking schnitzel is something I do a lot at home and it’s always well received. Sometimes I substitute the venison with wild pork.
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Venison meat

I love venison schnitzel! The golden crunchy coating and thin juicy meat inside. I usually make it with venison or pork served with roast potatoes and a sauce. My favorite sauces for schnitzels are mushroom sauce and peppercorn sauce. Other times I serve it with spaghetti in tomato, garlic and herb sauce. On it’s own with a lemon wedge is good too.

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You will need an assembly line of three bowls to make the breaded schnitzel
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venison schnitzel on a plate, one dish with flour, one dish with egg wash and one dish with bread crumbs

First you need to slice the meat against the grain, then pound the meat with a meat hammer. I like to put the meat slices inside a freezer bag and pound the outside. That way its no blood or meat splatter.

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Then coat the meat well by dusting the slices in flour first, then dip them in the egg wash and finally coat them evenly in bread crumbs. I like to use standard bread crumbs for a European style crumbed schnitzel. However panco crumbs works fine too.

Leftover schnitzel are great in a sandwich the next day.

You might like my recipe for venison stew with bacon and mushrooms as well

Hunter gatherer food is healthy, natural and sustainable. Cooking and eating wild meat is the best way to enjoy food.

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Venison Schnitzel

Best way to cook schnitzel is to deep fry or pan fry them. I prefer pan fried schnitzel. Gently fry them in a lot of butter until golden and crispy.

Prep Time 20 min Cook Time 20 min Total Time 40 mins Difficulty: Intermediate Servings: 4 Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


Recipe for schnitzel


  1. Delicious schnitzel
    • Slice the meat about 1cm thick slices, put the meat inside a freezer bag and bang the slices with a meat tenderizer.
    • Whisk egg, milk, salt and pepper in a bowl. In a separate bowl add your flour and in another bowl the bread crumbs.
    • Dip the meat slices in flour first. All of the meat should be covered with a light dusting.
    • Then dip in the egg mixture and finish in the bread crumbs.
    • The meat should be well coated all over. 
    • Heat a pan, pour in oil and a good size knob of butter. Fry both side of the meat on low to medium heat until golden brown. 
    • Serve with lemon wedges, mushroom sauce or peppercorn sauce. Ppounding schnitzelotatoes and seasonal vegetables
    venison schnitzel on a plate, one dish with flour, one dish with egg wash and one dish with bread crumbs


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  1. this Venison Schnitzel is great! i didn’t have any venison on hand but i used another protein and it worked perfectly

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