Cheat's Schnitzel and Kumara Chips

Cheat's Schnitzel and Kumara Chips

Ready in 30 minutesServes 4
This dish most recently appeared in My Express Bag on Sunday, December 25, 2016.

A kiwi classic!



  • 1 bag kumara chips
  • 2 teaspoons kumara spice mix


  • 2 carrots
  • 2 courgettes
  • 1 apple
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • ½–1 sachet honey mustard dressing


  • 40g panko breadcrumbs
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 550g beef rump steaks (at room temperature)


  • 1 pottle horseradish sauce (optional, adults)
  • ¼ cup tomato sauce (optional)


  1. oven to 230°C. Line two oven trays with baking paper.
  2. Toss kumara chips, kumara spice mix and a drizzle of olive oil on first prepared tray. Season with salt and pepper and roast for about 25 minutes, until golden. Turn once during cooking.
  3. While kumara cooks, prepare courgette slaw. Grate carrots and courgettes and thinly slice apple into matchsticks or grate. Place in a large bowl along with all remaining courgette slaw ingredients and toss well. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. Mix panko crumbs, salt and oil in a small bowl, season with pepper and set aside.
  5. Heat a drizzle of oil in a large fry-pan on high heat. Pat beef dry with paper towels and season with salt and pepper. Cook beef for 1 minute each side, until seared but not quite cooked to your liking (it will get grilled afterwards).
  6. When kumara has about 5 minutes cook time remaining, turn oven grill to high. Place beef on second prepared tray and pack panko crumbs on top. Grill cheat's schnitzel for about 1 minute, (on rack above kumara), until golden. Allow to rest for a few minutes before gently slicing against the grain.
  7. Divide kumara chips and cheat's schnitzel between plates and top with a dollop of horseradish sauce or tomato sauce (if using). Serve carrot, courgette and apple slaw on the side.

Nutritional Information

Energy 2485 kj
594 kcal
Protein 36.2g
Carbohydrate 46.3g
Fat 28.2g