Cattle of Choice for Lifestyle and Performance

Emmenthaler Schnitzel

Emmenthaler Schnitzel

Emmenthaler Schnitzel


  • 4 veal steaks
  • 60g (2oz) butter
  • 125g (4oz) emmenthaler cheese or Dexter cheese equivalent
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 15g (1/2oz) butter
  • 60g (2oz) butter
  • 185g (6oz) mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 small onion
  • 3/4 cup cream
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon flour


  1. Firstly prepare Spatzli and Mushroom Sauce as below.
  2. Pound veal steaks out until very thin. Heat butter in large frying pan, cook veal until golden brown and cooked through. Put prepared Spatzli onto heatproof serving dish, put veal on Spatzli, then spook over prepared Mushroom Sauce. Top sauce with thinly-sliced cheese. Place in very hot oven until cheese has melted.
  4. Sift flour, salt and nutmeg into bowl. Make well in centre of dry ingredients, add eggs, mix to a stiff dough. Gradually add water, mix to a smooth batter. Hold colander over large pot of rapidly boiling water. Pour batter over colander. Push batter through colander with wooden spoon into the boiling water. Boil Spatzli 3 minutes; drain well. Add butter to Spatzli, toss until butter is melted; keep warm.
  6. Heat 60g (2oz) butter in pan, add 185g (6oz) sliced mushrooms, and 1 small peeled and finely-chopped onion. Saute until onion is tender. Remove from heat, add 1 tablespoon flour, stir until combined; gradually add 3/4 cup cream and 1/2 cup water. Return pan to heat, stir until sauce boils and thickens. Simmer, uncovered, 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Taken from an early 1980s Women’s Weekly collection which sttes: . "The Chesa Restaurant, within the famous Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong, is an authentically recreated Swiss restaurant, with Swiss chefs preparing traditional Swiss foods. This is an example of Swiss cooking at its very best."

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