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How schnitzel became an Israeli staple

 

October 23, 2020

Schnitzel with fries and coleslaw.

Schnitzel in Israel is a big deal. Like, a bigger deal than people realize. Or, at least, a bigger deal than I realized before I moved to Israel from the UK seven years ago. 

Straddling the line between street food and fast food, schnitzel is something that many Israelis - especially kids - eat everyday. Be it warmed in the oven from a frozen packet, homemade and shallow fried, picked up in a pita from a street-side stall, or as a reliable choice at almost any restaurant. Gourmet schnitzel sandwiches are fast becoming a country-wide food trend, too. 

Schnitzel did not start out as an Isra...



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