Craving something crispy and delicious? Schnitzel in your sandwich adds the perfect crunch to every bite.

A delicious crispy cutlet on tomato sauce topped with mushrooms and melted cheese on garlic toast hits the spot!

The German word schnitzel literally means ‘slice’. In English, schnitzel refers to all types of flat, breaded and fried pieces of meat. Simply put: a schnitzel is a cutlet (a thin slice of boneless light meat, albeit veal, pork, chicken, turkey) that’s coated in breadcrumbs and fried.

Furlani Garlic Texas toast stacked with schnitzel on tomato sauce and topped with mushrooms + melted cheese.

Furlani Garlic Texas toast stacked with schnitzel on tomato sauce and topped with mushrooms + melted cheese.

 

The sandwich is quick and easy to make with store or deli-bought schnitzel and tomato sauce:

Ingredients
Furlani Garlic Texas Toast
Tomato sauce
Schnitzel
Mushrooms
Cheese

Directions
Prepare Furlani Garlic Texas Toast slices as per packaging directions
Once bread is toasted:
Spread a generous dollop or two of tomato sauce over one side of toast
Place cutlet on top
Layer with mushrooms
Drizzle with cheese

Place the sandwich into hot oven for a couple of minutes – watching the cheese melt – take it out once it’s to your liking.
Or place it in the microwave for a few seconds.

Enjoy!

Want to fry up schnitzel and make tomato sauce from scratch?
Here’s how:

Schnitzel
Ingredients
4 cutlets – your choice of meat: chicken, turkey, pork, veal
salt and pepper
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 eggs
150 g (1 cup) breadcrumbs
butter or cooking oil

Directions
Tenderize cutlets with a meat mallet
In three separate shallow bowls:
Bowl 1: place flour and season with salt and pepper
Bowl 2: beat eggs
Bowl 3: place breadcrumbs

Place each cutlet into the first bowl and coat with flour
Then dip cutlet into egg mixture and coat completely
Finally roll and pat cutlet in the breadcrumbs

Next, fry cutlet on stove top or bake in oven:

Stove top:
Heat oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat
Cook each cutlet for 3 to 4 minutes each side or until golden and cooked through
Transfer to a plate lined with paper towel to drain

Oven:
Bake the schnitzels for 15 – 20 minutes at 180°C / 350°F

Simple Tomato Sauce
Ingredients
5 tablespoons olive oil or butter
1 large onion (diced)
2 cloves of garlic (minced)
1 can plum tomatoes
teaspoon dried oregano
teaspoon dried basil
½ cup of water

In a large skillet on medium-high heat
Fry up onions and garlic in olive oil or butter till soft
Add tomatoes, basil, and oregano
Rinse the can with 1/2 cup of water and add the liquid to mixture
Bring to a boil
Simmer for 20 – 30 minutes