A schnitzel is simply a thinly sliced or pounded piece of meat that has been breaded and fried, usually pan-fried. In many ways it can be considered a comfort food for the entire region, but it is especially prevalent in Germany. The protein can be pork, chicken, veal, or even other types of beef, so the variations are almost limitless as to the ways that it can be prepared. The most common is Wiener Schnitzel or Vienna Schnitzel, which is a veal schnitzel served with a wedge of lemon, but in Germany it is most often pork with a mushroom cream sauce. We also had a wonderful Chicken Cordon Bleu Schnitzel as well as some very simple schnitzels. It certainly isn’t necessarily the prettiest of meals, but that doesn’t take away from how well it tastes. Schnitzel will forever be connected in our minds with our time spent in Germany and every time we take a bite of schnitzel, we will be transported back to our time spent in Frankfurt.