In Graz, visitors can always try the most popular dishes of Austrian cuisine. For centuries, various meat dishes have been the basis of the regional gastronomic traditions. Every restaurant specializing in the regional cuisine offers not only the traditional Schnitzel and various meat ragouts but also dozens of sausage types cooked on a grill. These meat delicacies have long become popular â€śstreet foodâ€ť that is also available for sale in numerous small kiosks and food carts. As a rule, sausages are grilled. This food remains the most popular snack to beer in local bars.
When visiting an upscale restaurant, consider ordering a veal schnitzel. For local chefs, cooking this dish is a very important process that requires much attention. Before the actual cooking, the meat is tenderized thoroughly so it becomes roughly paper thin. After that, the schnitzel is covered with bread crumbs and then fried in a pan. The ready dish is usually served with a fresh vegetable garnish.
Chicken is also widespread in local restaurants. The chicken filet is usually fried in soft dough. This dish is quite nutritious and high-calorie, so many local people order such chicken together with a glass of beer. Tafelspitz is one more interesting meat dish that tourists enjoy trying in local restaurants. This is the name for boiled beef that is cooked at least five hours. The meat is served together with nutritious broth that also contains different vegetables. The meat becomes incredibly tender after such a long cooking. Ready Tafelspitz is usually served with apple puree and horseradish.