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Viennese Schnitzel

Viennese Schnitzel is a type of cutlet, which is known as Wiener Schnitzel. In Switzerland, it’s spelled as Wienerschnitz. It’s one of the national dishes of Austria.

Main Ingredients:

  • Veal cutlets (or chicken/pork/turkey)
  • brown rice flour
  • breadcrumbs
  • eggs.

Nutritional Facts:

Servings -4

Calories- One serving of Viennese Schnitzel contains 704 calories

Fat- 36 g of total fat, saturated fat 6 g

Cholesterol- 227 mg of Cholesterol

Carbohydrates- 61 g of Carbohydrates

Protein- One serving of Viennese Schnitzel contains 32 g of Protein.

History and Origin:

 According to a source, Joseph Redetzky Von Radetz brought Viennese Schnitzel from Italy to Vienna in 1857. Now, it’s one of Austria’s national dishes.

The Wiener Schnitzel first found in a German cookbook in 1831, mentioned as eingebröselte kalbsschnitzelchen.

According to another source, this dish was first mentioned in an Italian gastronomy book. But there is a doubt if it came from Italy. Many researchers claim that it’s a recipe from between Austria and Italy.

How to serve?

Traditional Viennese Schnitzelis made with veal, but in Austria now pork Schnitzel is more common. Even chicken and turkey Schnitzel is also delicious and popular worldwide, but not in Austria. Typically, Schnitzel is served with potato salad and lemon slices.


There are many varieties available worldwide. Wiener Schnitzel has to be made with veal meat. Otherwise, many more options are there, such as, Schweine Schnitzel which is made with pork; PutenSchnitzel, made with turkey and Hänchen Schnitzel, made with chicken.