Pork schnitzel aka “Řízek” is the Czech version of the famous Austrian Wiener schnitzel, consisting of thin, tenderized pieces of meat that are coated in a combination of breadcrumbs, flour, and eggs. The meat is then gently fried in oil or butter. The Austrian version is exclusively made with veal, and it is one of their unique delicacies.
Pork schnitzel is the most common schnitzel in Czech Republic
The Czech interpretation is only occasionally made with veal, and more commonly employs pork chops or pork cutlets. Chicken or turkey breasts are also frequent and represent a lighter version of this classic dish. Řízek is found in numerous restaurants in the Czech Republic and is often prepared as a family meal.