During our time in Israel, we had the opportunity to try some incredible, authentic Middle Eastern foods. We had some interesting meals—to say the least—that were yummy, yet not necessarily food that I’d ask for again, such as the grape leaf wraps. However, most of the food was delicious! My personal diet consisted of a lot of pita bread and hummus! Our breakfasts were usually kosher and dairy based, while our dinners consisted mostly of meat—usually chicken or lamb. At every single meal though, there was an ample supply of bread and rolls!
Chicken Schnitzel—one of my favorite meals—is a very common Israeli meal, and one that I thoroughly enjoyed while I was there. To be quite honest, I am a fairly picky meat eater; however, schnitzel was not a meal that I had to wonder if I would enjoy. It differs from the fried or baked chicken that I usually eat, but it is similar to the Chick-Fil-A chicken which I have not had opportunity to enjoy due to the current pandemic. Schnitzel was originally a German meal of deep-fried and breaded veal. However, the Jews later borrowed the idea and it is now one of the most common, simple, kid-friendly, and delicious meals to be eaten in Israel.
Here is a copy of the recipe. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do.
Submitted by Elizabeth Mayo, “Class of 2020”
Prep in 10 minutes
Cook in 16 minutes
Serves 2 to 4 people