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Hunter's Schnitzel with Tomato Sauce

The original GDR hunter's schnitzel is probably one of the most famous GDR dishes. It consists of breaded hunting sausage and was served with tomato sauce and pasta. We have prepared the hunter's schnitzel according to GDR recipes for you.
by Janine Henschel (13 Mar 2015)
Hunter's schnitzel with pasta and tomato sauce

The most famous of all GDR dishes is probably the Jägerschnitzel. But of course it is not roasted veal or pork schnitzel with a mushroom sauce, as is known in the old federal states. The original GDR "Jägerschnitzel", as it was served in numerous restaurants and in the KITA or school canteens, consists of breaded Jagdwurst sausage with tomato sauce and noodles.

Ingredients for the hunter's schnitzel:

  • 8 slices of hunting sausage (about finger-thick)

  • 2 eggs

  • some flour

  • some breadcrumbs

  • some oil, margarine or clarified butter for frying

Ingredients for the tomato sauce:

  • almost 100g tomato paste

  • 200g ketchup

  • 1 vegetable onion

  • 2 tablespoons flour

  • some butter

  • salt, pepper, sugar

Preparation of the hunter's schnitzel:

  1. Turn slices of hunting sausage (Jagwurst) one after the other in flour.

  2. Mix eggs with breadcrumbs and coat the hunting sausage with that mixture.

  3. Fry the slices of the hunting sausage in a pan with margarine until they are golden brown.

Preparation of the tomato sauce:

  1. Cut onion into cubes and sauté in a pot with butter.

  2. Add tomato paste and flour and sauté while stirring continuously.

  3. Fill up with water until a creamy consistency is obtained.

  4. Add ketchup and bring to the boil, stirring continuously.

  5. Simmer for about 10 minutes and season with salt and pepper.

The preparation time is about 30 minutes. We recommend spirelli pasta as a side dish.

Tip: For a slightly sweet and sour sauce, we recommend adding a little sugar and vinegar as you like.


Bon appetite!

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