Schnitzel is a dish for everyone. It’s a thinly pounded, breaded, and fried cutlet. It’s versatile, can be made with almost any meat, and is simple to prepare. The Wiener Schnitzel, arguably Austria’s national dish, is the most famous. It’s made with thinly sliced veal and a distinctive undulating crust, and it’s at least the size of a dinner plate. Only a spritz of lemon juice is required to complete the dish.
In its most basic form, Schnitzel is a thinly sliced piece of meat that is breaded and fried.