When you’re trying to stick to a low carb diet anything with bread or bread crumbs is off the menu. So when you’re perusing the shelves in your local supermarket you cannot simply pick up a pack of chicken or whatever in any kind of bread crumbs. That won’t work. However there is absolutely nothing to stop you from making your own, though using low carb ingredients.
Pork schnitzels are simple yet tasty. The traditional recipe uses bread crumbs, but it’s super easy to swap that out for almond flour or ground almonds (which is practically the same thing).
All you need are a few pork boneless pork chops, eggs, seasoning and almond flour.
My local butcher not only had the pork chops, but was able to remove the excess fat as well as pounding the meat for me, so that it was a thinner and more suitable for schnitzels. Yet another reason why shopping at a local butcher is always a good idea!
So how do you make them?
It’s incredibly easy.
Beat an egg or two in a shallow bowl or plate – you’ll be using this to dip the meat into.
In another bowl or plate mix about 100 grams or a couple of tablespoons of almond flour with your seasoning (salt, pepper and sage seems to work well)
Dip the meat in the egg, then coat in the almond flour mix and then simply fry it. Repeat for each schnitzel.
Fry the meat on a medium flame and make sure to turn them from time to time. Just make sure they’re cooked all the way through.
Serve with some lemon.
I also did some cauliflower mash to go with mine, which turned out very well.