Ostrich Schnitzel

Ostrich Schnitzel Recipe

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Ostrich Schnitzel Recipe

This quick and easy ostrich schnitzel recipe is one of our flagship recipes, for good reason. This original ostrich fillet recipe is exclusive to The Cooking Cat and our very own brainchild. This is the birthplace of this world-famous recipe. The name itself makes my mouth water and the finished golden brown schnitzels look amazing when served with side dishes and garnished with lemons and soaked in a delicious green peppercorn sauce.

Schnitzel is originally a famous and popular Viennese dish. ostrich fillets, prepared in breadcrumbs and fried to golden brown deliciousness in a pan. Do not be put off by the name, the dish is surprisingly easy to prepare and only takes a few minutes. There are many variations of this schnitzel recipe, chicken, ostrich, beef, and then of course the most famous, wiener schnitzel, and we have one of each on our website.

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Recipe Info


Serves: 4


Calories: 247243
Carbs: 7 g
Fat: 4 g
Protein: 11 g

Cooking Times

10 min
Preparation Time
0 Hours and 10 Minutes
10 min
Cook Time
0 Hours and 10 Minutes
20 min
Total Time
0 Hours and 20 Minutes




  1. Beat the ostrich fillets flat with the spiky side of a meat tenderizer. Season the flour with the salt and pepper and mix well
  2. Dredge the ostrich fillets in the seasoned flour, dip them in the egg wash and then the breadcrumbs, covering completely
  3. Melt the butter in a large frying pan over medium heat and fry the ostrich fillets on both sides until golden brown and crispy
  4. Lower the heat and fry for a minute more, to ensure the ostrich is tender
  5. Remove from the frying pan and garnish each ostrich shnitzel with a slice of lemon and serve with mashed potatoes and green peppercorn sauce. Enjoy!

Current Rating


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Nancy Stewardt
By far the best schnitzel recipe I have ever tried. It is so delicious and tasty and thanks for the recommendation with the green peppercorn sauce. 5.00

Barry White
I was hoping to publish this recipe in my upcoming cookbook. Who can I reach out to in connection with the rights to publish this recipe exclusively? Looking forward to hearing form you soon. 5.00
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The Cooking Cat
Hey Barry, Thanks for the kinds words. We have responded to your email address and shared everything you need to publish this ostrich schnitzel recipe. Please let us know when the publication is public so we can share it on our website for you? Cheers

Drew Freelander
There are few things as delicious as this ostrich fillet recipe, but nothing I can think of beats this delicious recipe. 5.00

Thor Ingram
Amazing recipe. I am not surprised. The recipes on your website are world-class and you guys know how to set the standards. Fantastic work. Who can I contact in connection with a publishing deal with your team? 5.00
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The Cooking Cat
Hi Thor, Thanks for your patience and kind words. We have responded to your email address and shared the details you need to enter an affiliation agreement with our marketing team. Kind regards

Cindy Swanepoel
I have to watch what I eat and love ostrich meat for obvious reasons. And now I discovered this recipe. This is in my opinion the best ostrich recipe in the world. Congratulations. 5.00

Norman Hughes
Delicious ostrich recipe. The best I have tried. Thanks. 5.00

Nicola Boorman
Us models prefer ostrich meat and now I have a favourite ostrich fillet recipe, thanks to you guys. Love ya! 5.00

Linda Stoffberg
This is a delicious recipe. The best schnitzel I have ever tried. Now I know what to do with all the ostrich steak fillets we have left in the freezer. Well done you guys. ❤️❤️ 5.00

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