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Schnitzel (meaning “cutlet” in German) is popular any time of the year in Israel, but especially good on a Jewish holiday like Sukkot. It is a deep-fried and breaded chicken breast. It can be eaten hot or cold, so it is perfect for eating outside under the Sukkah.


  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, halved and beaten flat (four pieces)
  • ½ cup flour
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • ½ cup Panko crumbs
  • Pinch cayenne powder
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • Salt, pepper to taste
  • Oil for frying
  • 1 whole lemon cut into four wedges


Put flour in a shallow bowl, and put eggs in shallow bowl and beat. Mix bread crumbs and spices in a third bowl. Dip chicken in flour, shake off extra. Dip in eggs and then in crumbs and spices. Heat oil in large heavy skillet over medium heat. Fry chicken on both sides for 1-2 minutes until golden brown. Serve with lemon wedges for garnish. Sprinkle with chopped parsley.