Monday, 2 March 2015

Weiner Schnitzel vs Frankfurter Schnitzel

 Schnitzel is delicious.

I could just stop this post there.  I mean that should be enough to have you order it off any menu in Germany or Austria because calories don't count when it's your birthday or when you're on vacation, right? Also, you'll need all that meaty, bready goodness to help soak up all that beer.  'Cause we all know you're not traveling to Germany and Austria to taste the water. 

So, schnitzel is a pretty simple thing to wrap your taste buds around.  It's a piece of meat, usually pork or chicken that is pounded to a desired thickness, breaded and fried. 

It's called Weiner Schnitzel because it's from Vienna and the Austrian word for Vienna is Wein.  I can hear your collective "ooooh" from here.  I had that same moment.  It's usually served with a sprinkling of parsley and a lemon wedge. 

The good people of Frankfurt thought that schnitzel needed a little sprucing up so they serve it with their "Green Sauce".   I thought it was a very nice addition to a classic.  But then again, I'm always up for switching things up and trying something new. 

What's your favourite way to eat your schnitzel?