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A cut in half Schnitzel Melt Sandwich on a plate with marbled rye bread.
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A Schnitzel Melt Sandwich is a lightly breaded pork schnitzel that is pan-fried until crisp, added to swirled rye bread, and topped with melted cheese!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Sandwiches
Cuisine: German Cuisine
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 847kcal


  • 4 boneless pork chops cut in half and pounded thin
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 cup panko crumbs
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • canola oil for pan-frying
  • 16 slices of marbled rye bread
  • 4 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 16 slices of Swiss Cheese
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 2 tablespoons honey


  • -Carefully slice each boneless pork chop in half lenghtwise.
  • -Using a meat mallet or a rolling pin, pound each piece of pork using enough pressure to flatten it to about ¼" thickness. Season with salt and pepper and set aside while you prepare the coating.
  • -In three shallow dishes, add the flour to one, the whisked eggs and water to the second one, and the panko, bread crumbs, and salt and pepper to the third.
  • -Dredge each cutlet into the flour, turning to coat both sides, then into the egg mixture, turning to coat both sides, and then into the panko mixture, turning to coat both sides. *Note - use a little pressure here to press the crumbs onto the meat, so they will adhere.
  • -In a large skillet over medium/high heat, add about 1½ tablespoons of canola oil for every two schnitzels and pan fry each coated schnitzel for approximately 2 minutes per side or until golden brown.
  • -Remove the fried schnitzel to a baking sheet fitted with a rack, and complete the process with the remaining schnitzel.
  • -Keep the fried and coated schnitzels in a low oven (300 degrees) while you prepare the bread and the sauce.
  • -Melt the 4 tablespoons of butter in the 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a small bowl.
  • -Brush each slice of bread with the butter and oil mixture (one side only) and gently brown each piece of bread (butter side down) in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • -After each piece of bread is browned and toasted, place 8 of the slices, buttered side down on a baking sheet. *Note - The other 8 slices will be going butter side up.
  • -Place one slice of Swiss cheese on top of each piece of bread and then top the cheese with the prepared schnitzel.
  • -Meanwhile, in a small bowl, stir together the mayonnaise, mustard, and honey.
  • -Top each schnitzel with another slice of Swiss cheese and add the honey mustard to each. Top with remainign bread (butter side up).
  • -Slide the sandwiches into a low oven (325 degrees) for about 10 minutes just until the cheese melts.
  • -Serve and enjoy!


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 847kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 49g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 149mg | Sodium: 1217mg | Potassium: 474mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 554IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 375mg | Iron: 4mg