Wiener schnitzel, the national dish of Austria! The real Wiener Schnitzel is made from veal and served with potato salad. The movie “The Sound of Music” had Schnitzel with noodle in the “Favorite Things” song. Authentically, it would never be served with noodles, I guess Schnitzel just doesn’t rhyme very well with potato! Make it authentic and try a warm potato salad called Kartoffelsalat on the side.
Wiener Schnitzel (Breaded Veal Cutlets)
- 8 veal cutlets
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup unseasoned very fine bread crumbs
- 1 cup all- purpose flour
- 1 cup butter
- ½ cup vegetable or peanut oil.
- Lemon slices and fried parsley for garnish
- Tenderize the veal to about ¼ inch thick.
- Salt on both sides
- Get three bowls ready to bread the cutlets – one with flour - one with whisked eggs- one with bread crumbs.
- Heat the butter and oil in a large pan, allow oil to get hot.
- Coat the veal cutlets in the flour then egg and then the bread crumbs.
- Fry in the oil/butter making sure the schnitzels are always surrounded by the oil.
- Remove when lightly browned and put on paper towels to remove any excess oil.
- Fry the parsley in the remaining oil and serve as garnish over the Schnitzel.
- Serve with a warm potato salad called Kartoffelsalat and lemon wedges.