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What is Wiener Schnitzel?

Nadia Galinova
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Nadia Galinova
What is Wiener Schnitzel?

Schnitzel is a traditional food coming from the European regions. The classic recipe for this dish includes minced meat or meat and breading. It is easy to prepare, yet distinguished by its taste advantages.

Wiener schnitzel is widely known and loved by many. It's a variation of the traditional schnitzel recipe, which differs with minimal subtleties.

What is characteristic of Wiener schnitzel

The name of this type of schnitzel was born at the end of the 19th century, since the birthplace of this dish was determined to be the city of Vienna. In fact, as early as the 18th century, there is mention of a dish with beef, minced meat, which is rolled in breadcrumbs.

Wiener schnitzel is considered a dish, which can only be prepared with beef. This is a subtlety unique to this type of schnitzel.

The classic schnitzel can also be made from pork. However, in Viennese cuisine, they only allow schnitzel to be defined as Wiener when the recipe is made with minced beef.

Another characteristic subtlety of the Wiener schnitzel is that its size should extend slightly beyond the serving plate. Also, the breading should have a more airy texture, rather than clinging tightly to the meat.

Another feature is that it is customary to serve Wiener schnitzel drizzled with lemon juice beforehand.

A garnish of green salad, potato salad and cucumber salad must be added to it.



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