Instant Pot Pork Schnitzel

Pork schnitzel pieces in a black plate topped with parsley and lemon slices and cherry tomatoes on side

This crispy steak made with pork is a typical Austrian recipe which is usually served as a main dish for dinner.

These crispy pork cutlets are super easy to make using the Instant Pot Air Fryer Lid, and you can get a delicious result in only 10 minutes.

Pork schnitzel pieces in a black plate topped with coriander and lemon slices with cherry tomatoes on side

It’s also good idea for a quick but tasty Sunday lunch with your family and kids will surely love it!

How to serve

Serve this recipe with:

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Check out What to Serve With Pork Schnitzel for 20 more delicious recipes.

If you need more ideas, any chicken cutlets sides would be great for pork schnitzel as well.

Can I use another meat?

You can use other options for this Instant Pot schnitzel recipe. Feel free to use veal, beef or chicken instead.
If you need some help, check out this Air Fryer Crumbed Steak recipe for video guide and step-by-step images.

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Pork schnitzel pieces in a black plate topped with parsley and lemon slices and cherry tomatoes on side

Pressure Cooker Pork Schnitzel

4.77 from 30 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Austrian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 11 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Corrie


  • 1 lb pork sirloin thin cut
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup flour
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • cooking spray for the air fryer basket


  • #1 bowl - Add flour
  • #2 bowl - Beat the eggs
  • #3 bowl - Mix breadcrumbs and salt and pepper
  • Cover the pork cuts with flour, then dip inside the egg mixture and coat with the breadcrumbs mixture.
  • Place the air frying basket in the Instant Pot and spray the bottom with cooking spray.
  • Place the pork schnitzel in the basket in a single layer and cover with the air fryer lid.
  • Air Fryer at 400 °F for 5 minutes.
  • Open the lid, flip the pork, and spray the top with cooking spray.
  • Air Fryer at 400 °F for another 5 minutes.
  • Serve and enjoy 🙂


Calories: 235kcal Carbohydrates: 21g Protein: 6g Fat: 14g Saturated Fat: 2g Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g Monounsaturated Fat: 9g Trans Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 82mg Sodium: 183mg Potassium: 83mg Fiber: 1g Sugar: 2g Vitamin A: 125IU Calcium: 56mg Iron: 2mg
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13 thoughts on “Instant Pot Pork Schnitzel

  1. when I make Pork schnitzel I prepare a lot ( 20 at a time ) a tub of flower with salt and pepper dip in first, then in a tub of egg wash (eggs with a bit of milk blended ) last in a tub of bread crumbs. they can be frozen as is or I even precook them and then frozen. The conventional method is faster in my case. Prepping each schnitzel is the same yet I use 2 electric skillets to fry 4 at a time, my schnitzel are so large they would not fit in the instant pot. I fry them in sunflower oil at medium heat 3 minutes a side till golden brown. I think my method is faster

    1. I just bought an instant pot and fear the same thing. I too make big batches, and my first two will be cold by the time I do all 12. I think I am going to return it and get an electric skillet like my grandfather always used. (I use a cast iron right now, but I am always off on the oil temp) I was hoping for less oil waste. But this air fry method is definitely not faster, not as crispy, but maybe healthier. And I am not a pressure cooker fan it is usually the morning when I have time to prep food, and so I use a slow cooker. Which is also a lot bigger than the Instant Pot. I wanted to like it, I really did.

    1. It's not crispy due to the nature of the Instant Pot, you can choose to finish it with air frying if you desire a crisp crust.

  2. Can I pressure cook pork first before sauteing (pan frying). I am afraid the fried pork may turn soggy atter adding water?

  3. Pictures that follow each step would be EXTREMELY beneficial for those of us insta pot virgins that are terrified....

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