(Huntington Beach, CA)
As a Bavarian-American, it's really difficult to convince any American that anything authentic "schnitzel" is NOT a hot dog in a prätzel bun from the fast food chain, "Der Wienerschnitzel."
Gimme a break :)
There's nothing like an authentic schnitzel, veal or pig, prepared like Oma made! I kinda prefer Jägerschnitzel. Here's the fast American-style pig schnitzel in a mushroom sauce...
--thin sliced, boneless pig shoulder, rinsed, dredged in flour, dipped in egg batter, then coated with seasoned breadcrumbs. Pan fry on medium heat in a little oil both sides, maybe 2-3 min each side, then remove
--while fry pan is still hot, add a can of cream of mushroom soup and a little white wine or water. Season with onion powder and salt to taste to make a gravy. Add back in the cooked schnitzel. Spoon the gravy on top, cover and simmer for 10-minutes. Easy.
--serve with your choice of sauerkraut, blaukraut, spätzle, or warm potato salad, German-style. And don't forget the pickle :) Enjoy!