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gluten-free pork schnitzel on a white plate served with lemon wedges
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Grain-free Pork Schnitzel

This easy Grain-Free Pork Schnitzel recipe is the perfect simple dinner or lunch recipe for any weeknight but it’s bound to make any Oktoberfest celebration a bit healthier and tastier too! It’s easy to make with simple pantry staple ingredients and is sure to be a hit with the entire family. Gluten-free, dairy-free and paleo !
Prep Time18 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time26 mins
Course: dinner / main, Main / Dinner
Cuisine: American, German
Keyword: glutenfree schnitzel recipe, pork schnitzel recipe, schnitzel recipe paleo
Servings: 4 -6


  • 1 pound ground pork we like Belcampo
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley + more for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 cup crushed pork rinds
  • 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup tapioca flour
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1/4 cup avocado oil or your favorite healthy cooking oil


  • Add the ground pork, parsley, lemon juice, 1 teaspoon salt, and pepper to a large bowl. Using your hands, combine all of the ingredients.
  • Add the pork rinds, almond flour, tapioca flour, lemon zest and remaining 3/4 teaspoons of salt to a shallow bowl or plate and combine.
  • Carefully form the ground pork into patties that are 3 to 4 inches in diameter and 1/4 inches thick and set onto a flat surface such as a cutting board.
  • Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium to medium-high heat.
  • Using a metal spatula, remove the pork patties from the cutting board and gently dip them into the beaten egg to lightly coat them. The patties are thin so to keep them intact handle them carefully. Gently dredge the pork patties into the flour mixture using your hands or sprinkling the coating onto the patty. Lightly dust off any excess.
  • Add the patty to the hot oil and cook on each side 2 to 3 minutes until they are lightly browned and cooked through.
  • To serve, squeeze some lemon juice over top and garnish with additional chopped parsley.


  • Keep your patties thin, the idea is to have a hot, quick cook time on these to get a nice crust on the schnitzel. It’s not intended to be a juicy burger!
  • Use a metal spatula with a sharp edge to be able to transfer the uncooked patties without them sticking to their surface.