We are so lucky in our melting pot we call the US of A, to have such a large variety of dishes to experience. The level of variety really depends on where you live. The southwest is known for Mexican food. New York boasts anything from Wiener Schnitzel to Macadamia Nut Pie.
Here’s an easy recipe for Wiener Schnitzel so you can enjoy German food no matter where you live:
1 ½ Veal Cutlets cut ½ inch thick. Pound the cutlets to 1/8 inch thick.
Stir together: ¼ cup flour, 1 tsp. salt and ¼ tsp. pepper, and coat cutlets with mixture.
Combine one beaten egg with 1 tbs. milk, an dip cutlets into.
Coat cutlets in bread crumbs.
Cook in small amount of hot oil for 2 to 3 minutes on each side.
Serve with lemon widges.
Weiner Schnitzer is excellent with German Potato Salad and red cabbage.
There is a quint, authentic German restaurant with a deli, where they make all the sausages, salads, and main courses, in Santa Barbara California. It’s called the Hofbrau house. Here they serve everything from steak tartare to German dark Rye bread.
Some of the best Italian cuisine I’ve found is in Chicago. I have yet to find even a close second to the perfection of the ravioli I ate there. Try La Scarola lascarola.com.
Asian food is slowly becoming a staple in our country. A new craze is noodle restaurants. Even in Spokane Washington there is one of these. It is appropriately named: Nudo, and it’s a busy place where you are served a variety of dishes in a noodly, soup base.
The southwest holds the card for fresh, authentic Mexican food. San Diego and Phoenix and Tucson are where you can get some of the best Mexican food. If you are planning a trip to Phoenix any time soon, here are some tips. A great place to stay is the Sheraton near downtown, then reserve a limo with phoenixarizonalimo.com and head to Frank and Lupe Old Mexico in Old town Scottsdale.
What about San Diego? You want to stay near the ocean, and from Pacific Beach it is a short walk to La Perla Cocina Mexicana. You will feel like you are in Mexico.
I’ll post some more recipes later so you can enjoy all the variety of foods our country has to offer, in the comfort of your own home.