National Wiener Schnitzel Day:
Celebrated on September 9th every year. The day is dedicated to schnitzel, a meat that is thinned and fried in oil.
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Why Wiener Schnitzel Day?
The day is dedicated to schnitzel, a meat that is thinned and fried in oil. Schnitzel is generally referred to meat which is coated with all-purpose flour, later coated in the beaten egg and finally rolled in the breadcrumbs. Within the United States, It is called with different names with slight changes in the ingredients and preparation. In the Mid-west region of the country, it is called as pork tenderloin sandwich whereas in the southern states, it is being termed as Chicken fried steak and is generally served with mayonnaise and sauces.
The origin is reported to be from Austria. The meat is made using either chicken, beef, mutton, turkey, reindeer, pork or veal. It is also referred as escalope.
How we can Celebrate National Wiener Schnitzel Day:
Use this hashtag #schnitzelDay to post on the social media. Post any schnitzel recipes using the hashtag.
Interesting Facts About Wiener Schnitzel Day:
- It is called using different names in different countries and the overall appearance differs from country to country.
- In Austria, it is called as Wiener schnitzel and traditionally it composed of veal. Different varieties of schnitzels like hunter’s schnitzel, cream schnitzel, and gypsy schnitzel are also popular meals of Austria.
- In countries like Uruguay, Argentina and Mexico, it is called as French dish escalope, and the Milanese. It is made up of using either chicken, beef, mutton, turkey, reindeer, pork or veal.
- In Vietnam, it is famous as Wiener schnitzel and usually it is made up of veal. However, the way of garnishing is quite different. Lemon slices, potato, butter are used for garnishing. Moreover, it is one of the most popular dishes of the Viennese cuisine. In countries like Bosnia and Herzegovina, the same ingredients are being used for the Preparation and Garnishing as well.
- The dish is referred as “milanesa” in some of the Latin American countries.
- In Australia, different varieties like Chicken schnitzel, Beef schnitzel are widely popular meals and almost served in all sorts of pubs and restaurant. Parmigiana schnitzel is also quite famous in Australia. Schnitzel is topped with cheese, ham and tomato sauce and served as parmigiana schnitzel.
- In Brazil, it is referred as “milanesa”. Mostly Beef and chicken are used.
- In Bulgaria, the tradition way of schnitzel is prepared and pre made schnitzel is available in frozen form in almost all the confectionary stores and super markets.
- In Colombia, it is referred, as “chuleta” .It is a traditional dish and list in all the old age restaurant menus.
- In Finland, it is referred as “Wieninleike” or “Viennese Cutler. It is always made in Pork and it was extremely famous during the Second World War. After the Introduction of fast food, the preference became low. It is served with either slice of lemon, fried peach, egg, mushroom sauce, smoked ham, fried pineapple, Cheese, shrimps or lobster.
- Other than this, schnitzel are famous in other countries like Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Iran, Israel, Japan, Korea, Republic of Macedonia, Mexico, Namibia, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, etc.
History of Wiener Schnitzel Day:
The origin and creator of the national Wiener schnitzel day is unknown.