Pronunciation: [VEE-nuhr SHNIHT-suhl]
German for "Viennese cutlet," this famous Viennese dish actually originated in France. It's a veal scallop that is dipped in flour, beaten egg and breadcrumbs before being sautéed. Wiener schnitzel is usually garnished with lemon slices and sometimes hard-cooked egg, anchovies or capers.
From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.