Leckerbissen is a German word meaning treat, tidbit, or delicacy.
Lecker means yummy or delicious; ein Bissen is a bite.
Here is a recipe that will provide you with a YUMMY BITE (or two or more).
Traditionally, German Schnitzel is not made from chicken. Here are the 2 typical types of Schnitzel:
1. Wienerschnitzel (which is actually associated with an Austrian recipe - Wien being Vienna, the capital of Austria), which is made from veal (Kalb in German).
2. Schweineschnitzel is what most German restaurants serve in so many varieties - it is made from pork (Schwein = pig). It can be served in many ways:
- plain (usually served with a lemon slice to squeeze over it)
- Jägerschnitzel is smothered in a hearty brown gravy, usually with mushrooms. (Jäger = hunter, by the way)
- Rahmschnitzel is served with a gravy that has cream added (also often mushrooms); Rahm = cream.
- Zigeunerschnitzel is covered in a "gypsy"/Zigeuner sauce made with red peppers (called Paprika in German), onions, and tomatoes
- and many other unique versions
Schnitzel is prepared by tenderizing the cutlets, flattening them with a meat mallet then dipping the meat in flour, eggs, and breading, and frying the meat until the coating is golden brown (my Oma always fried hers in margarine).
For a quick (15 minute!) main dish this week, try this recipe:
Panko-Coated Chicken Schnitzel