When our daughter was little it seemed as though I was forever on the hunt for meals that would satisfy all three of us. At one point I had a memory of having Schnitzel with my family as a child.  I decided to make one up that worked for us. This recipe also appears on the Kidswithfoodallergies.org site in the recipe section.

It was a hit!

Turkey Schnitzel (free of all major allergens)

1/2  cup  crisp rice cereal
1  tbsp  chopped fresh thyme
1  tsp  freshly grated lemon zest
2  Tbsp  rice milk
1  Tbsp  canola oil
1  tsp  apple cider vinegar
freshly ground black pepper
1/4  cup  black rice flour
1/4  cup  tapioca starch
4  1/2 oz  turkey cutlets
kosher salt
1/4  cup  canola oil
2    lemon wedges

In a food processor, pulse the rice krisps into crumbs. Add the salt, thyme and lemon zest. Transfer the flavored breadcrumbs to a shallow bowl.

In a separate shallow boil, whisk together the apple cider vinegar, rice milk and canola oil.

Place the flour together in a shallow dish.

Season each turkey cutlet with salt and pepper. Dredge in the flour and shake off excess. Dip into rice milk mixture and finally coat the meat evenly with rice crumb mixture. Store on a plate or piece of parchment paper.

Heat oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Add the turkey cutlets and keep the skillet moving for 1 1/2 minutes. Turn, then cook the same way for about another minute. Transfer to a plate and cook the next scallopini.

Garnish with lemon wedges, serve with rice and a green salad.

Copyright (c) 2005, Heidi Bayer, All Rights Reserved
Use any brand of crispy rice cereal that is safe for your needs. Barbara’s Brown Rice Crisps work well because they are darker and look more like breadcrumbs.

Black rice flour can be replaced with any flour you like.

Now for “The Game”. “The Game” is all the rage at our daughter’s middle school. Apparently there is one way to loose the game, you simply think about the game. Once “The Game” is over you’ve obviously grown up and forgotten completely about “The Game”. So our daughter and I spend copious amounts of time discussing “The Game” and how un-intellectual it is to even play “The Game”. This we do over dinner. I encourage you to make some Turkey Schnitzel – it’s not hard, just buy those pre-packaged turkey cutlets in the refrigerated meat section of your grocery store – and fry away. This meal is also very good with steamed cabbage and roasted sweet potatoes. Enjoy! And if your child comes home talking about “The Game” talk them into the “The UnGame” which is what we’ll be discussing this evening.

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