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czech rizek recipe

Traditional Czech Řízek

Vepřový řízek, an authentic Czech schnitzel made from pork. Coated in flour, beaten eggs and breadcrumbs.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Czech
Keyword breaded pork, řízek, schnitzel
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 278kcal


  • 1 lbs pork collar (450 g)
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs (120 g)
  • 2 eggs
  • cup all-purpose flour (43 g)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • canola oil or lard
  • lemon slices to garnish - optional


  • Cut the pork in slices no more than ½-inch thick.
  • Put them on a chopping board and lightly pound each side with a tenderizer.
  • Salt the pork on both sides.


  • Crack the eggs into a bowl and beat them with a fork (no blender). Salt the eggs lightly.
  • Prepare flour and breadcrumbs, I used parchment paper.
  • Coat each slice of meat in the following order: Firstly in the flour, then in beaten eggs, and finally in breadcrumbs.


  • Heat up a thick layer of fat in a frying pan.
  • Fry the coated řízky until they turn golden brown, each side should take 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Serve the finished řízky with boiled potatoes, coated in boiled butter. Garnish with a sprig of parsley and a wedge of lemon (optional).


  1. Makes about 4-6 slices of řízky.
  2. Before you start eating, squeeze the juice out of the lemon onto the řízek. Dobrou chuť!


Calories: 278kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 128mg | Sodium: 863mg | Potassium: 330mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 123IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 3mg