This German schnitzel recipe is great if you have need of quick and easy dinner recipes that can be altered into various different meals.
Schnitzel are really just thin cutlets and can be from veal, pork, chicken, or turkey.
I cheat by using a pork cutlet recipe, I pound the meat to "finger-thickness" with a meat hammer, bread it and then fry it.
This is the traditional Schweineschnitzel.
The Jäger-Schnitzel (Hunter's Schnitzel) can be fried with or without the breading before serving with a mushroom sauce.
There are many variations of this traditional meat throughout the world.
In Germany, schnitzels come with many different toppings and sauces.
The original Wiener Schnitzel is thought to come from Vienna, Austria in the 1600's.
This has to be made from veal and is controlled by law. If it's not made with veal, it must be labelled as coming from pork or chicken, etc. Me? I love the pork schnitzel!
The Zigeuner-Schnitzel (Gypsy's Schnitzel) has a sauce with mushrooms, onions, red peppers, and tomatoes.
The Käse-Schnitzel (Cheese Schnitzel) has cheese melted on top.
Paprika-Schnitzel has a tomato sauce with paprika and red peppers.
Schnitzel Holstein is a breaded schnitzel with onions, capers, and a fried egg on top!
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