- Nov 16, 2013
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Actually I had never heard of a chicken schnitzel before someone on the catsite, a Jewish lady originally from London but lived in Tel Aviv at the time who is no longer on the site (no, she has not died) mentioned it. I asked her what that was as. I only knew Wiener Schnitzel which is made from veal, Jaegerschnitzel which has mushrooms in a thin gravy over it, Schweineschnitzel which is made from pork, but no chicken schnitzel. She said it was made the same as all the other schnitzel but a piece of chicken was used. Aha! So I had to try that and it was really good and I have made it a lot since then. How is it made? Take any of the meat mentioned, about the size of your hand, with as little fat on it as possible, a boneless pork chop works real well, a small chicken breast does too, you pound it with a mallet as thin as you can get it, 1/2 inch would be perfect, which of course makes it larger in size than your hand but will shrink a bit when cooked. You dip it in egg, then in flour, then back into the egg, then in fine breadcrumbs (I save my stale bread for that, let it dry until it is bone hard, then whir it in the blender until it is really fine), it then goes in a pan with hot butter but do not let that burn, turn down the heat and fry slowly on both sides until it is golden brown, it takes only a few minuted to each side. Wiener Schnitzel is always made with veal and is a specialty of the Austrian city of Vienna (Wien) where it is served with potatoes of any kind a green salad with vinaigrette on the side. Wiener Schnitzel is absolutely no hot dog or any kind of sausage, they stole that name and I don't think that the Viennese are happy about that.Definitely a German dish! All 4 of my grandparents immigrated from there, I still have relatives over there.....