views updated May 17 2018

schnitzel Austrian, German; cutlet or escalope of veal or pork. Normally coated in egg and breadcrumbs and fried, then served with various garnishes.

Bismarck schnitzel is garnished with plovers' eggs, mushrooms, truffles, and tomato sauce; holsteiner schnitzel with fried egg, capers, olives, and anchovies; rahmschnitzel with paprika‐flavoured cream sauce; zigeuner schnitzel with tomato sauce, mushrooms, and smoked ox tongue.


views updated May 23 2018

schnit·zel / ˈshnitsəl/ • n. a thin slice of veal or other light meat, coated in breadcrumbs and fried.