I know it looks like battered cod and chips here but I promise you it's a genuine kotlet schabowy!
I have heard that these are good for building muscle, being high in protein and calories and that one kotlet is the equivalent of one piwo (lager, pronounced peevo). However it is obviously high in fat being fried in oil in combination with a considerable insulin spike from the breadcrumbs and if you worry about the measuring tape then you should avoid regularly eating large amounts of carbs and fats together in one meal. Of course that is not an excuse to pass up the opportunity to eat this wonderful hearty foodtuff which adapts equally well to breakfast the next day, cold on a kanapka (sandwhiches but fillings are not between slices of bread, they are on one and eaten in a similar manner to e.g. cheese on toast).
In case anybody readding this is getting hungry, I will lay out a method of making these nutritional nuggets.
- Clean thin cutlets of pork removing fat and grisle.
- Pound the meat with huge tenderiser hammer to ensure the pig has definitely passed on.
- Season with salt
- 'Deikata' (Special spice but you should find it in Polish shops) is mixed with breadcrumbs.
- Dip meat in egg yolk/white and then into breadcrumb powder mix.
- Repeat coating until you have the desired thickness of breadcrumb coat.
- Fry in olive oil until golden brown.
Easy peesey lemon squeezy!!!! You do not have to use pork though, it can be chicken,turkey or fish (don't like them).
There are many versions of this in other countries e.g. German schnitzel and when I have gone visited each country and tried them all I will put together THE definitive guide with ratings and everything!
Anglik rating: 8
If I still smoked I would enjoy it extremely after a couple of these beauties.