A meaty main adopted from the iconic Austrian Wiener schnitzel

Schnitzel is a thin, tender meat dish with a deep fried, golden flour and breadcrumb crust. It can be made with a variety of meats – chicken, pork, beef or turkey, but in Bavaria and throughout Germany it is almost always made with pork. The exception to this is in the case of Wiener schnitzel, which translates to “Viennese schnitzel” and should be made exclusively with veal. Schnitzel is found in restaurants across Germany and is typically served with a wedge of fresh lemon and a starchy side like french fries, mashed potato, spaetzle or potato salad. Schnitzel’s simplicity makes it a popular dish in German home cooking and it can be prepared with a variety of sauces and toppings to keep things interesting. Schnitzel might not be one of the most elaborate dishes on earth but it is flavorful and succulent, a must-try food while visiting Germany.