If a Wienerschnitzel comes from Wien (Vienna) then a Calischnitzel must be from California! Schnitzel simply refers to a peace of meat breaded and fried. Here's our version – the Calischnitzel! 


  • Patties:
  • 2 cups garbanzo flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • 4 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 ½ cups bread crumbs
  • Gravy:
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup almond or soy milk
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon dried dill


  • To make patties:
  • Mix garbanzo flour, salt, garlic powder, and onion powder.
  • Add hot water and lemon juice. Mix well.
  • Put bread crumbs into a cereal bowl. Take a heaping tablespoon of batter and flatten it slightly into a patty. Dip each side into bread crumbs.
  • Fry in a non-stick pan on medium heat until brown.
  • To make gravy:
  • Melt butter or margarine in saucepan over medium-low heat.
  • Add flour and stir well with a whisk.
  • Add almond or soy milk while continuing to whisk.
  • Add salt.
  • Bring heat to medium and continue to whisk until the gravy boils and thickens.
  • Remove from heat and stir in dried dill.

Ready in about 30 minutes
Makes About 15 patties

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