A very popular dish around the world, chicken schnitzel with cheese sauce and crispy battered onions
5 chicken breasts flattened with a mallet,
5 slices white bread toasted,
½ cup flour,
salt and pepper,
1tsp dried thyme,
3 eggs beaten.
Dip chicken breast into flour then egg then breadcrumbs on both sides
Once done – place in the fridge for 10 min
Repeat flour, egg, breadcrumbs, place in fridge once more for 10 min
Fry in oil for ½ min each side, just to set crumb then place in an ovenproof dish and bake at 180 for 25-30 min.
Melt 2tbl butter in a saucepan over med heat, add 1 tbs flour, mix well
Whisk in 2 cups warm milk, a little at a time, until the sauce thickened
Add salt, pepper, and grated nutmeg and ½ cup cheddar cheese
Stir well until cheese melted.
Slice 1 onion finely,
Dip in ½ cup buttermilk, then into 1 cup flour mixed with 1tsp paprika, salt, pepper, and 2 tsp fresh chopped thyme
Put in the fridge for 10 minutes
Fry in hot oil until crisp – serve with chips.
Prepared, tried, and tested Melenie Govender Pillay
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