I grew up in a German household, eating German food. When I was a youngster, my favorite dish by far was wiener schnitzel: veal scallops coated with crisp bread crumbs, served with a squeeze of lemon and a side of French fries. I’ve updated my old favorite using readily available turkey cutlets (slices from the whole breast) and the exquisitely crunchy Japanese bread crumbs, panko.
French fries are still an appropriate side, but parsley potatoes and sweet-and-sour red cabbage (store-bought, the kind packed in jars; it’s really good, I promise) make for a more grown-up meal. Serve with a dry white wine and end with your favorite berries topped with lightly sweetened whipped cream. Guten appetit!