Celebrating Oktoberfest? Here are Some Wunderbar Wiener Schnitzel Recipes and Sides to Enjoy

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If you’re like most people, you’re probably not exactly clear on what a Wiener schnitzel is. Maybe the name calls up images of bratwurst or hot dogs, because of the word “Wiener,” and some say it is a version of the Italian cotoletta alla Milanese dish imported during the nineteenth century, but that is also incorrect. According to germanfoodguide.com, “A Wiener schnitzel is a breaded veal cutlet. It is dipped in flour, egg, and bread crumbs, then fried in butter or oil to a golden brown. It is traditionally served with a lemon wedge, which you can use to drizzle fresh lemon juice over the schnitzel.” Here are a few recipes to try.

Celebrating Oktoberfest? Here are Some Wunderbar Wiener Schnitzel Recipes and Sides to Enjoy

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If you’re like most people, you’re probably not exactly clear on what a Wiener schnitzel is. Maybe the name calls up images of bratwurst or hot dogs, because of the word “Wiener,” and some say it is a version of the Italian cotoletta alla Milanese dish imported during the nineteenth century, but that is also incorrect. According to germanfoodguide.com, “A Wiener schnitzel is a breaded veal cutlet. It is dipped in flour, egg, and bread crumbs, then fried in butter or oil to a golden brown. It is traditionally served with a lemon wedge, which you can use to drizzle fresh lemon juice over the schnitzel.” Here are a few recipes to try.

Chicken Wiener Schnitzel

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This chicken wiener schnitzel recipe is above and beyond — we added a little cayenne pepper to the panko mix for a spicy kick.

Click here for the Chicken Wiener Schnitzel recipe.

Pork Loin Wiener Schnitzel

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Pork is a favorite of many, and it's only right to include it in your Oktoberfest festivities. This delicious recipe is perfect for a fall gathering.

Click here for the Pork Loin Wiener Schnitzel recipe.

Portobello and Eggplant Schnitzel

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Everyone loves Oktoberfest, even vegetarians. This portobello and eggplant schnitzel is perfect to serve at your Oktoberfest for your vegetable-loving guests.

Click here for the Portobello and Eggplant Schnitzel recipe.

Turkey Wiener Schnitzel

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Turkey schnitzel is perfect for entertaining. It’s also a little bit leaner than other meats, such as pork loin.

Click here for the Turkey Wiener Schnitzel recipe.

Veal Wiener Schnitzel

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This simple but easy-to-create veal Wiener schnitzel recipe is necessary for a fall dinner. Unlike many more complicated Wiener schnitzel recipes, this delicious Oktoberfest staple is easy for even beginner chefs.

Click here for the Veal Wiener Schnitzel recipe.

Wiener Schnitzel with Warm Potato Salad

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Wiener schnitzel is a classic Austrian dish loved by many because of its simple, breaded appeal. — Wolfgang Puck

Click here for the Wiener Schnitzel with Warm Potato Salad recipe.

Lemon Dill Green Beans

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Green beans are a favorite when paired with Wiener schnitzel. Some even sprinkle buttered panko on top for a crunchy finish. It pairs well with the Portobello schnitzel.

Click here for the Lemon Dill Green Beans recipe.

German Rotkohl - Spiced Red Cabbage with Apples and Wine

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This German specialty is bursting with flavors of apples and wine, adding a sweet taste to a savory pork loin schnitzel. It’s also a great make-ahead party dish you can freeze for later.

Click here for the German Rotkohl - Spiced Red Cabbage with Apples and Wine recipe.

Dutch Kroketten (Croquettes)

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These oval, thumb-sized portions of mashed potatoes, coated with panko (breadcrumbs) and then deep-fried, are nothing short of amazing. It pairs well with the chicken schnitzel.

Click here for the Dutch Kroketten (Croquettes) recipe.

Mashed Potatoes

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Many classic sides for Wiener schnitzel are potato-based. And who doesn’t love mashed potatoes with any meal? You can honestly pair this dish with any schnitzel.

Click here for the Mashed Potatoes recipe.