schnitzel

noun
schnit·zel | \ˈshnit-səl \

Definition of schnitzel 

: a seasoned and garnished veal cutlet

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Five varieties of schnitzel are offered on the menu and patrons have commented that the Jägerschnitzel, topped with a mushroom gravy, is better here than in Germany. Michelle Newman, San Antonio Express-News, "New Braunfels: Your guide to shopping, dining and hotels," 11 June 2018 Bar food includes arepas, a chicken schnitzel sandwich and shrimp escabeche (Wednesday): 23 Lexington Avenue (23rd Street), freehandhotels.com. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "Korean Food Under a Japanese Influence, at the Bari," 8 May 2018 The chicken schnitzel sandwich's crust accented its tender patty. Marc Bona, cleveland.com, "Flying Fig quietly maintains its wonderful place in Cleveland's culinary world," 3 May 2018 There is also a cornflake chicken ($17), which is sort of like a Japanese chicken katsu or a German schnitzel, where the cornflake crust acts like a panko breading and makes for a superior and epic chicken nugget. Michael Nagrant, RedEye Chicago, "Daisies in Logan Square makes the case for dad food," 3 Aug. 2017 Seafood schnitzel features crispy panko coating on skate, a saltwater fish in the ray family. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "Liter House restaurant brings German beer, food south of Broad Ripple," 11 July 2018 There’s a fine, crisp chicken schnitzel, even if the coating falls off with the touch of a knife. Sheryl Julian, BostonGlobe.com, "Cafe Landwer in Audubon Circle is a taste of home for local Israeli-born residents," 9 July 2018 Maryland German Festival Feast on wurst and sauerkraut and schnitzel and strudel, all washed down with a stein or two of beer (or should that be Bier?). Chris Kaltenbach, baltimoresun.com, "Spice, sauerkraut and Barenaked Ladies: the best of Baltimore's arts and entertainment scene this week," 8 July 2018 For a funky outdoor beer garden with communal tables imported from Germany and a shipping container kitchen, Der Biergarten, has 32 taps of mostly German beer and a menu that includes classics like currywurst ($8.06) and schnitzel ($12.67). Freda Moon, New York Times, "36 Hours in Sacramento," 31 May 2018

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First Known Use of schnitzel

1854, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for schnitzel

borrowed from German Schnitzel, literally, "shaving, chip" (originally regional German—Austria—in the sense "veal cutlet"), diminutive of Schnitz "shaving," going back to Middle High German sniz, snitz, derivative of snitzen "to carve," going back to Germanic *snittōn-, iterative derivative of *snīþan- "to cut" — more at schneid

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