The internet is full of fabulous facts about everything from current events to the history basket weaving. As we research for our daily content, we stumble upon some items of knowledge that we just did not know.

We have decided when these fun facts pop up, that we would share them with our readers in a new section titled “Did You Know?”.

For today’s Did You Know we will look at Wiener Schnitzel fun facts.

Wiener Schnitzel Fun Facts: Wiener Schnitzel is a very thin, breaded and deep fried Schnitzel from veal. It belongs to the best known specialties of Viennese cuisine.

  • The designation “Wiener Schnitzel” first appeared in the end of the 19th century, with the first known mention in a cookbook from 1831. In the popular southern German cookbook by Katharina Prato, it was mentioned as eingebröselte Kalbsschnitze.
  • The Wiener Schnitzel is the national dish of Austria.
  • September 9th is National Wiener Schnitzel Day.
  • The idea of tenderizing a piece of tough meat by pounding it is evident in the oldest relics of the history of man. However the Romans left evidence of refinement of a thin slice of meat dredged in breading and fried in the 1 century BC by Apicus.
  • A popular variation is made with pork instead of veal, because pork is cheaper than veal (usually about half the price). To avoid mixing up different products, the Austrian and German food committees have decided that a “Wiener Schnitzel” must be made of veal.
  • Wienerschnitzel is an American fast food chain founded in 1961 (as “Der Wienerschnitzel”) that specializes in hot dogs, but is currently expanding to other items. Wienerschnitzel locations are found predominantly in California and Texas, though others are located in Arizona, Colorado, Illinois,Louisiana, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, and Washington state. There is also a store in Guam.

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Reference: Wikipedia: Fun Facts about Wiener Schnitzel.