High & Low: Pork Schnitzel

Essentially a slab of protein that's been pounded thin, breaded, and fried, this German comfort food is as fun to pronounce as it is to eat during the cooler months. Whether you like yours on the indulgent side (i.e., served with herbed spaetzle and braised cabbage) or simply topped with dressed arugula, the versions here are sure to satisfy.

Photos by David Arky
Styling by Ed Gabriels/Halley Resources

pork schnitzel

Pigalle , $28
75 Charles St. S., Boston, 617-423-4944, pigalleboston.com.

One breaded and fried 4-ounce pounded cutlet of pork

Herbed spaetzle

Braised purple cabbage

Lemon-caper sauce

Halved soft-boiled egg

pork schnitzel

Audubon Circle, $15
838 Beacon St., Boston, 617-421-1910, auduboncircle.us.

Two breaded and fried 4-ounce pounded cutlets of pork

Lemon-caper aioli

Arugula dressed with olive oil and lemon juice

Pickled onions