In Viennese cuisine, there is probably no dish far more characteristic of Vienna than Wiener Schnitzel. Its origin is the subject of numerous legends and continues to be a lighting rod for controversy. There is consensus, nonetheless: Only premium veal fried golden brown in lard will do.
At Figlmller on Bckerstrae, we serve the 1 correct Wiener Schnitzel, as our great grandmother fried up over a century in the past. Taste it for yourself!
The most well-known yarn spun round the genesis of the Wiener Schnitzel comes from Field Marshal Radetzky. In accordance to the story, Radetzkty was so enrapt by the Italian Cotoletta alla Milanese that he brought the recipe back to Vienna in the middle of the 19th century, presenting it to the Kaiser’s court kitchen so they could satiate his appetite and create the now world renown dish.
Nonetheless, historical investigation has proven that the Viennese had an affection for all things fried considerably earlier. If your coffers have been stocked then you could bread and fry all manner of mainstays like chicken and veal, or every little thing else from head to toe. So sorry to disappoint you, dear Italians, but veal was without a doubt first fried in Vienna.