schnitzel

noun
schnit·​zel | \ ˈshnit-səl \

Definition of schnitzel

: a seasoned and garnished veal cutlet

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Standouts on the gastropub menu include the Paddo Caesar salad and chicken schnitzel with chips. Sophie Davies, Condé Nast Traveler, "29 Best Restaurants in Sydney," 14 Mar. 2018 An Austrian schnitzel or a Bavarian sausage is never far away. András Szántó, Condé Nast Traveler, "Why Budapest Is Europe's Unlikely Capital of Hedonism," 29 Aug. 2018 Yamaha was smart enough to stage this road test for us in the Austrian Alps, where the roads suit it: sweeping turns, crazy-tight hairpins, gravel, wet corners, and discarded roadside schnitzel. David Curcurito, Popular Mechanics, "Don't Call It a Trike: Why We Love Yamaha’s Double-Front-Wheel Motorcycle," 27 Sep. 2018 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

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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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