Chicago's Original Schnitzel Mobile. Bridgeport storefront now open M-F 10am-7pm!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

The King's Schedule for the week of Dec 5th

Monday- 11AM U of C
Tuesday- 11AM Superior & Fairbanks, 12:45PM Merc Mart 
Wednesday- 11AM Lake & Clinton, 12:45PM UIC on Taylor & Wood
Thursday- 11AM Monroe & Dearborn, 12:45PM Wacker & Monroe 
Friday- 11AM Aon Center on Columbus & Randolph

Catering and deliveries over $20 now available! Contact for more information.

This week the King would like to give a special shout out to his friend Teresa Peek from Tour Through a Lens, who took the picture above. Learn more about the Chicago Photography Tours they offer at

Royally Yours, 

Friday, November 18, 2011

A note from the King after launch week

A BIG thanks to all of our fans and followers- your enthusiasm for schnitzel keeps us warm and fuzzy while we freeze our buns off schnitzeling :) Plenty of you have raved about the sandwiches already, but the only true way to eat a schnitzel in all its glory is fresh off the grill. Since Chicago law doesn't allow for food trucks to cook on the vehicles, we have to make our schnitzel at a shared kitchen, pre-package them, then load 'em up on the jeep. We are already working on a few private events to give our schnitzel the chance to shine the way they deserve to, (fresh, hot, and crunchy) but until Chicago lets us cook on board, we recommend getting to the schnitzel mobile as early as possible.  Below is a tentative schedule of where we plan to be next week so you can plan accordingly :). If there's somewhere you want us to stop, just send us a tweet @KingSchnitzel. We plan on introducing catering shortly!

Thanksgiving Week Schedule
Monday- 11AM U of C
Tuesday- 11AM Monroe & Dearborn, 1PM near Trump Tower on Wabash
Wednesday- 11AM Lake and Clinton
Thursday- off, Happy Thanksgiving!
Friday- TBD

Royally Yours,

Monday, September 19, 2011

From the King's kitchen to yours...

“King Approved” Italian Pork Chops

Quintessentially autumn, but great for an easy weeknight dinner or Sunday evening feast anytime of the year.

2 eggs, beaten
         2 tablespoons milk
         1 ½ cups Italian seasoned bread crumbs
         1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
         2 tablespoons dried parsley
         1/2 cup flour
         3-4 tablespoons olive oil
         4 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced
         4 pork chops

In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs and milk. In a separate small bowl, mix the breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, and parsley. Heat the olive oil in a large, ovenproof skillet over medium heat. Stir in the garlic, and cook until lightly browned. Remove garlic and reserve oil for later use.

Blot the chops dry and season with salt and pepper. Dredge in flour, and then dip in egg wash. Next, place pork chop in breadcrumb mixture, cover the chop with breadcrumbs and press down firmly. Shake excess breadcrumbs off and set chops on clean plate. If you have time, refrigerate for at least 15 minutes (and up to one hour).

Fry pork chops in the reserved oil until golden brown, about 5 minutes on each side. Then place the skillet and pork chops in the preheated oven, at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) and cook for about 25 minutes, or until the chops have an internal temperature of 160 degrees F (71 degrees C). Sprinkle chops with garlic from earlier, and ENJOY!

Royally yours,
The Chicago Schnitzel King

Holy Schnitzel...that's a good idea!

A few years ago, my friend Brian told me after biting into a hot off-the-grill schnitzel sandwich, “Dude, you need to open a food truck!”  I could never have imagined that two years later, I would find myself getting ready to debut the Chicago Schnitzel King.

It all started on an early fall morning, the air was crisp and the smell of autumn permeated the thin air.  As I’ve done at every other Bears tailgate, I began prepping the schnitzel in the back of the jeep, listening to the Score while I breaded the pork cutlets.  I had just been laid off from my dream job, and all I could think about was how happy I was to be cooking schnitzel at the tailgate. As I brought the schnitzel over to our grill, the crowd gathered around, anticipating the sweet smell of schnitzel browning on the burner. Maybe it was the Old Style, maybe it was the schnitzel, but after serving up the sandwiches my buddies were begging me to open a schnitzel food truck.

Fast forward two years later and I’m getting ready to debut the Chicago Schnitzel King. I can hardly believe it’s almost time to hit the streets; the thought has me giddy with excitement. Since cooking for others has always been my passion, I hope you will enjoy some of my favorite recipes as well. Most of the recipes I’ll post here are tried and true family favorites, with the original recipes dating back to my great grandparents, but others are slightly modified versions of those favorites (vegetarian-friendly, vegan- friendly, etc.), as well as some of my personal favorites.  I’ll also be using the blog to post my whereabouts each week, and share any schnitzel antics that arise on the streets.

Until the truck officially debuts, follow us on Twitter (@SchnitzelKing) and Facebook (Chicago Schnitzel King) for updates on when we plan to hit the streets! And if you seriously can’t wait to get your schnitzel on and need something to wet your chops in the meantime, check out our “Italian Pork Chop” recipe that will be posted shortly.

Royally Yours,
The Chicago Schnitzel King