Crispy Keto Pork Schnitzel – Breaded with Cheese Keto Crumbs

  • Prep Time
    20 mins
  • Cook Time
    50 mins
  • Serving
  • Ready In
    70 mins

Crispy Pork Keto Schnitzel – Coated in Cheese Breadcrumb

There is no one in the world who does not know Wiener Schnitzel. Not only has this dish spread in Europe, but we can find it all over the world. This thinly sliced meat breaded and fried is known in Japan as Tonkatsu, in South America, Mexico, Central America, and the Spanish Caribbean known as milanesa or escalopa, and the Italians call it Scaloppine. These are known and loved everywhere in the world and made in several ways, either with a spicy crust or cheese.

My mom in her Hungarian kitchen made “Rántott Hús” almost every Sunday, and she served it to our table at lunch once with mashed potatoes or  at other times with rice. I, as a Hungarian living in Canada, cannot imagine my kitchen without breaded meat, but because of our keto diet,  I had to reconsider this food too.

If you look at the nutrient composition of bread or bread crumbs, you can see that there are 74 g of carbohydrate (4 g of fiber, 8 g of sugar) in 100 g of (non keto) bread crumbs, so it contains 70 g of net carbohydrates. If we even add the carbohydrate content of white flour, which is 71 g of carbohydrate in 100 g of flour (3 g of fiber, 0.2 g of sugar), so 68 g of net carbohydrate, we can normally wonder how much excess and especially harmful substances we have ingested … all this with mashed potatoes or rice, which I may not need to calculate now, but there are also plenty of excess carbs for our body.

In addition, I’ve learned one more thing that we have made breaded meat in an extremely unhealthy form so far. It took a lot of oil to fry the breaded meat, but lard and butter would have been expensive for that. Sunflower or canola oil is much cheaper for this purpose. However, these oils are treated with chemicals that are harmful to health for longer shelf life and transparency. Food, which is fried in oil, such as breaded meat, is also very absorbed with oil. Finally, I wouldn’t want to talk about the wrong omega 3 / omega 6 ratio anymore, although I could…

What makes Keto my Crispy Pork Keto Schnitzel?

First, I just skipped the flour out of the breading process. I didn’t replace it with anything. I didn’t use coconut flour instead either because it’s too sweet for me and it changes the character of the breaded meat. 

Second, I exchanged the bread crumbs for keto crumbs. Good leftover keto bread or keto sponge cake made without sweetening is also good for this purpose. I last used the leftover Crunchy Low-carb Cheezy Breadstick baked for New Year’s Eve, which I dried and ground. It was not only cheesy but also deliciously spicy. 

Third, I did not fry the breaded meats in deep oil, but in the oven. I had just sprinkled with olive oil and fried until the crust had turned brown. Avocado oil is also good for this, or lard. I did not use coconut fat because of its sweet taste. Although I don’t use fatter meat like pork loin, although in keto the fat gives the main energy. But for deep-fried meat, use finer homogeneous meat. For this “Crispy Pork Keto Schnitzel – Coated in Cheese Breadcrumb” I used pork tenderloin, thinly sliced and chopped.

What to serve?

Break with the traditions of your childhood, like french fries or mashed potatoes, but especially rice side dishes.
Instead, eat it with high-fiber vegetable salads like this New Year’s Mayonnaise French Salad (not just at New Year Eve!), or with fresh green salad such as these link , link , or Red Cabbage Remoulade Salad, or with Roasted  Sweet Potatoor grilled vegetables. 


Crispy Keto Pork Schnitzel


2 slices of Crispy Keto Pork Schnitzel

  • Daily Value*
  • Calories: 540.5
    27 %
  • Fat: 32.9 g
    20 %
  • Total Carbs: 4 g
    6 %
  • Fiber: 2 g
    8 %
  • Sugar: 0.8 g
    2 %
  • Net Carbs: 1.9 g
    4.8 %
  • Protein: 50.4 g
    67.2 %
  • Sodium: 936 mg
    40 %
  • Potassium: 980 mg
    28 %



    Slice the pork tenderloin and knock out the meat. Salt both sides and let it rest.


    Prepare the keto breadcrumbs. You can add grated cheese or spices to taste. (I didn't give it because my crumbs were already cheesy and spicy. See at: Crunchy Low-carb Cheezy Breadstick)


    First, roll the salted meat into the beaten egg-kefir pinch of salt mixture, then roll it into the keto breadcrumbs.


    Put the breaded meats on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, squirt them with olive oil and place in the preheated oven.


    In an oven at 350 F / 180 C, approx. Bake in 50 minutes. During baking, if the top is already baked, turn it over so that the other side is also baked.

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