This dish is beloved around the world for its taste and simplicity. If you haven’t yet tried this delicious Austrian specialty, you simply must!
Keep reading to learn more about the history of the dish both in Vienna and in our kitchen.
What Is Austrian Schnitzel?
Austrian Schnitzel, or Weinerschnitzel, is a popular Viennese cuisine. It’s a thinly hammered breaded cutlet made with veal or pork. Most commonly, it’s made using the leg of veal or tenderloin pork.
Schnitzel is four to six millimeters thin, crispy, and drained from fat. This dish is commonly served in Viennese restaurants that serve Austrian food.
It’s a bit of a mystery how Schnitzel came to be such a popular dish. Some say it was imported from Italian Costoletta a la Milanese in the 19th century.
Most believe the dish was created by the Austrian upper class in 18th century Vienna. At that time, it was common for the upper class to bread their chicken and meats due to the large amounts of white bread consumed.
Breaded cutlets were first mentioned in literature in 1798.
How Schnitzel Got Its Start in Our Kitchen
The first time we served Schnitzel it was actually just a joke. A friend and I were cooking at home and talking about how delicious and fun-to-make Austrian dishes are.
We decided to make Schnitzel with all the sides and sure made a mess of the kitchen. Our chef, Adam, shook his head.
The next week, he made Schnitzel of his own with potato salad, green salad, and the perfect lingonberry sauce. He had a smile on his face and a sparkling clean kitchen.
Adam had no idea of the impact he would have.
The next day 14 people called to ask when we would have Schnitzel on special again. The response was crazy. From then on, we had Schnitzel every Thursday on special and we sold out every time.
We didn’t even have the cooking space at the time and Adam was swinging the big pans with the smoking hot butter from the grill to the burner to the candy burner. Adam earned the nickname “The Schnitzel Man” for his impressive and agile cooking skills.
When we relocated we decided to include Schnitzel on our dinner menu and it has become one of our best sellers. With the Schnitzel, we added cheese fondue and apple strudel to the menu as well.
Have You Tried Our Austrian Schnitzel?
If you haven’t tried chef Adam’s famous Austrian Schnitzel, you’re missing out! We offer a taste of the world to our customers in Avon.
Come by and try our Schnitzel with some apple strudel today. We would love to share our love of Austrian food with you.
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