Justine Schofield’s sizzling schnitzels will go down a treat.


  • Tomato sauce:

  • 2 tbs. olive oil + extra for frying the veal schnitzel

  • 1 onions, finely diced

  • 2 anchovies (optional)

  • 2 cloves garlic, finely sliced

  • 1 carrot, grated

  • 1 tbs. tomato paste

  • ¼ cup white wine

  • 3 tomatoes, finely chopped

  • 1 x 700g bottle of passata (tomato puree)

  • 2 sprigs of thyme

  • ¼ cup of basil leaves, picked and torn

  • 1 bay leaf

  • ¾ cup frozen peas

  • Salt and pepper

  • 4 veal escalopes

  • 4 tbs. plain flour

  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten with 1 tbs. water

  • 100g Panko bread crumbs + add 1 tbs. grated parmesan cheese

  • 1 large ball of buffalo mozzarella, sliced in 4 (or any other cheese that melts well)


  • 1.

    Pre heat oven to 200?C.

  • 2.

    In the olive oil, fry the onion, carrot and anchovies on medium heat until soft. Add the garlic, fresh tomatoes and white wine and tomato paste. Season well. Reduce for 5 minutes and add the tomato passata and herbs. Now add the peas and cook the tomato sauce 20 minutes on low heat.

  • 3.

    While the sauce is cooking, lightly flour the veal schnitzels. Now place in the egg wash. Drain slightly and place in the crumbs. Coat well. Heat a large frying pan and add a good splash off olive oil and hot. Fry the schnitzels for 1 minute on each side or until golden brown. Place on some paper towelling to drain off any excess oil.

  • 4.

    Place the schnitzels in a large baking tray, in a single layer. Spoon over the sauce and place a piece of the mozzarella on each. Bake in the oven for a few minutes until the cheese has melted.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (4 servings)

  • Energy 875kj
  • Fat Total 38g
  • Saturated Fat 17g
  • Protein 68g
  • Carbohydrate 58g
  • Sugar 17g
  • Sodium 1668mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

Powered by

Like this recipe? Subscribe to our newsletter to get more recipes like this delivered striaght to your inbox.

By registering you agree to our Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Privacy Notice

Metric Converter

Tell us what you think in the comments below


Sign Out

Click to Rate

Join the Conversation

Please note, LifeStyle cannot respond to all comments posted in our comments feed. If you have a comment or query you would like LifeStyle to respond to, please use our feedback form.

1 1 1 1 1
Average Rating
0 comments • 1 rating