schnitzel

noun
schnit·​zel | \ ˈshnit-səl How to pronounce schnitzel (audio) \

Definition of schnitzel

: a seasoned and garnished veal cutlet

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The food menu reads like a global best-of snacks selection: smoked lamb ribs; bulgogi beef jerky; chicken schnitzel sandwiches; and even a full-on Uni service. Stan Parish, WSJ, "A Splendid, (Mostly) Stationary Sunday at the Freehand New York," 10 Dec. 2018 Don’t expect smiles or chitchat from the busy and busty dirndl-wearing waitresses, but do expect plates piled with roast pork belly, crispy schnitzels, potato pancakes, and sauerkraut. Adam H. Graham, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Perfect Long Weekend in Bavaria," 17 Sep. 2018 The seasonal pop-up restaurant will be in the former Chefs Club space at the St. Regis Aspen Resort and serve alpine classics like schnitzel and fondue from Swiss native chef Daniel Humm. Nancy Keates, WSJ, "The Millionaires Living in the Mining Cabins," 1 Nov. 2018 For instance, the crispy calamari appetizer comes with ginger-yuzu emulsion and the chicken schnitzel is served with miso mustard. Jennifer Bradley Franklin, Condé Nast Traveler, "10 Best Brunch Places in Atlanta," 21 Aug. 2018 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

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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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