Care to Schnitzel?
Who can resist a crispy-on-the-outside, tender-on-the-inside cutlet? Here are two simple and divine Schnitzel recipes.
Schnitzel is the one dish my Vienna-born father knows how to make (a dazzling tableside-prepared Caesar salad excepted). Once a year throughout my childhood, he would “give Mama the night off,” tuck a dishtowel at his waist, and begin pounding and breading and frying with abandon. He was oblivious to the toll it took on “Mama’s next day,” which she spent hosing down the grease-spattered cabinets, and imagining herself at some seaside cottage for all the breadcrumbs on our Brooklyn kitchen floor.
Schnitzel with an Italian passport—Parmesan in the crumbs and a lemony arugula salad to top.
This quick-and-easy pork dish is perfect for a busy weeknight meal.