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A thin cutlet of veal or other meat, usually seasoned, that is dipped in batter and fried.

[German, from Middle High German snitzel, diminutive of sniz, slice, from snitzen, to carve, frequentative of snīden, to cut, from Old High German snīdan.]
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(Cookery) a thin slice of meat, esp veal. See also Wiener schnitzel
[German: cutlet, from schnitzen to carve, schnitzeln to whittle]
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(ˈʃnɪt səl)

a cutlet, esp. of veal.
[1850–55, Amer.; < German: a shaving, derivative of schnitzeln to whittle]
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Noun1.schnitzel - deep-fried breaded veal cutlets
dish - a particular item of prepared food; "she prepared a special dish for dinner"
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[ˈʃnɪtsəl] Nescalope m
see also wiener schnitzel
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n(Wiener) Schnitzel nt
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Food and drink on offer includes pretzels, schnitzels, bratwursts, and roasted almonds, which can be washed down with gluhwein, weissbier and hot chocolate.
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Though Carlo did feel sorry for us and we walked away with Schnitzels anyway.
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London, Apr 4 ( ANI ): Josef Fritzl has been awarded 4,100 pounds by an Austrian court after a cafe served Fritzl Schnitzels during his trial.
This creates attractive 'plate filling portions such as escalopes and schnitzels with a larger surface area and lower weight, as well as thicker, more traditional portions.
Other Biopolar products feature meat sourced from the Strauss Organic Poultry Farm in southern Germany: chicken legs, fillets and strips; roast chicken and soup chicken; turkey schnitzels and minced meat, and duck fillets and legs.
Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large frying pan and gently fry 6 of the schnitzels for 3 minutes on each side until the coating is crisp and golden and the pork is cooked.
Hundreds of wines from Germany's 13 growing regions, traditional German sausages, sauerkraut, schnitzels and entertainment will be on offer.