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How to cook bratwurst, recipes with bratwurst, mustards, relishes, side dishes and it's history.
German Potato Salad
Recipes and tips on making good German Potato Salad, both Hot and cold varieties.
(known in German by Knödel or Klöse)
Simple dumplings, potato, and many others.


Other German Recipe Favorites

(Asparagus tarte)

This is a really tasty fun asparagus recipe using puff pastry as a base
and a light egg and cheese filling.

German Beef Dishes

Beef is called Rindfleisch in the German language. There are many braised beef dishes roasts and stews.

Kalte Ente
(Cold Duck)

This is a nice summer refreshing coctail that originated in Germany.
It consists of a Mosel wine and a sparkling wine, lemon and mint.

German White Baked Beans

Baked white beans using Bohnenkraut to flavor. Also a recipe that is similar to American baked beans only these have sauerkraut and apples.

Rhubarb Strawberry Compote
with Meringue

(Rhabarber Erdbeer Compote mit Baiser)

This is a delicious and refreshing dessert. The Quarkschaum topping is a wonderful blend of custard, Quark (may use puree of cottage cheese) and meringue.

Rhubarb Compote
(Rhabarber Kompott)
German Mixed Grain Bread
Blaubeeren Knebble
Blueberry with small baby dumplings and
vanilla cream sauce
Plum dumpling made with a potato dumpling dough.
rolled in cinnamon sugar butter crumbs.
This is a real winner
Lentil Soup with Frankfurter
Linsensuppe mit Frankfurter

Thuringia Potato Dumplings
Kartoffel Klösse
This recipe goes into the basics of making dumplings from raw potatoes.
My friend gave me a 150 year old recipe using nothing but raw potatoes as a binder for the dumplings. I ended up having more luck with adding 1/3 cooked mashed potatoes, which gave a nicer texture.

Leah's Classic Goulash

German-American Goulash
This is the Goulash that I grew up with in the United States. It uses ground beef and macaroni noodles.
More Goulash Recipes

Schnippelbohnen Eintopf
Snipped Greeen Bean, Potato, Sausage and Ham
Apple Krummeltorte
This is a beautiful dessert that has a crumb crust surrounding
a cooked fresh apple filling.
Omi's Zwetschgenkuchen
Plum Cake with Italian plums
By Marshia McElligott
This uses a pie crust unlike most Kuchens that use a sweet dough. The folded edges and crumb topping make it fun and nice looking.
Simone Jahrling's

Simone grew up in Germany and here is here style of this
famous German pizza
Swabian Potato Salad
(Schwäbischer Kartoffelsalat)
This potato salad has no bacon in it, and can be served warm but is great cold.

Radish Salad (Rettischsalat)
with Onion Vinaigrette
Shredded red radish and celery, with onion vinaigrette dressing.
(don't let it fool you it is a mild dressing)

Chicken Schaschlik

This is a Kebab that is popular in roadside stands in Germany.
It is a fusion of Germany, Hungary and Turkey in the spices and style.

(asparagus time)

Early April through June 24 is a special time in Gemany where they celebrate Asparagus!

Pork Rouladen
(Cuban Style)
This may not sound German but, like a Cuban Sandwich there are too many German influences.
Pork, Ham , Swiss (Emmantaller) and pickle ....
It works great for a filling in the great German classic , Rouladen

Raspberry Cheese Strudel
Himbeer Käse Strudel

A filling similar to cheese cake with fresh raspberries wrapped in phyllo dough.

Cheese Strudel
Käse Strudel

A filling similar to cheese cake wrapped in phyllo dough.

Dutch Baby
German Pancake

This baked pancake is as much fun to look at as it is to eat.

German Farmer's Breakfast
Start with potatoes, bacon or ham
and eggs, and vegetables of your choice.
This is a dish that is a specialty of Hamburg.
Corned Beef, Onions, Potatoes, and Beets.


This is a German classic. Pork knuckle Roasted tender with a crispy skin

Königsberger Klopse
Northern German specialty , featuring a unique meatball in
a luscious sauce with sour cream and capers.

Biskuit Tortenboden
a German spongecake like base, great for fruit toppings.

Erdberry Tortenboden
German strawberry torte

Rolf's Potato Pancakes (Kartoffelpuffer)
These are wonderful potato pancakes that
use finely ground raw potatoes. the crispiness
is elegant.

Apfelkuchen mit Sauerrahm guss
Apple Cake with Sour Cream Topping with Fresh Apples
in Shortbread Crust

Small Batch Sauerkraut
this one is flavored with Juniper Berries

Corned Beef and Cabbage
German's had influence on this Americanized dish.

Angel Wings
a nice Fasching pastry

another Fasching pastry

Berliners (Berliner Pfankuchen)
These are jelly filled yeast donuts.

Beer Bread
3 simple ingredients, one of the easiest breads you'll make.

Schwartzbrot Pudding

Almond Streusal Bundt Cake with Coffee Glaze

Beef on a Weck
Fresh roasted beef on a Kümmelweck roll with horseradish

Kümmelweck Rolls
How to make these potato roll , topped with caraway and flaked salt.

German Cottage Cheese
herbs and other seasonings blended smooth with cottage cheese
Make this a nice spread on dark rye bread , also you can make it lower in
fat than butter.

From Wienerschnitzel to Buffalo Schnitzel
Lots of different recipes for this versatile dish

Emma's Goulash
This is my grandmothers simple Goulash recipe.
However I did it crockpot style.

Goulash Soup
This is one that my friend Jan shared with me direct from

Milchsuppe mit Knödel
Milk soup with dumplings, this soup is german comfort food,
that mothers made to comfort you when you felt ill.

German Schnitzel Recipes

German Shnitzel Recipes, Chicken , Beef and Pork, Jaegarschnitzel, Ziguenerschnitzel and many others. We show the basic Schnitzel preperation and the traditional breaded and fried and also a lighter pan fried schnitzel.

Bavarian Cheese Dip
Nice with pretzels!

Braised Cabbage and Pears
This is like sweet and sour red cabbage but using pears, bacon and onions.

Mushroom Strudel
musrhooms diced and simmerd with herbs in wine and butter and wrapped
in phyllo dough.

A tradition of adding fresh seasonal fruit in a Rum sugar mixture
that is ready for all kinds of great desserts through the holiday season.

Pickled Carrots (Karroten Pickles)

German Soups
Germany has a rich heritage of making soups. There are many different styles

Recipes and tips on how to do this famous German dish.

Maultaschen, Gefülte Nudeln, Stuffed German Noodles
This is a classic German dish that is our family favorite.

Fried Cabbage in Cheese Sauce (Kohl mit Käsesosse)
This is a dish I tried to recreate from Haus Murphy in Glendale
Arizona that was featured on the Food Network.

German Chicken Recipes
When you think of German Cooking, chicken (Hühnchen or Hänchen) doesn't usually come to mind, Bratwurst, Sauerbraten, Schnitzel but not usually chicken. Here are some recipes that are German or have a German flair to them.

German Breads (Brot)
Explore the world of German breads.

Making Home Made Noodles
Learn to make the old fashioned noodles by hand.

Potato Pancakes (Kartoffelpuffer)
This is my grandmother's recipe, time tested
for probably a century now, uses grated potatoes
and onion.

Similar to Eisbein, Roasted pork knuckle with crispy skin and tender meat on the inside.

Apfelkuchen, Pflaumenkuchen and others that use the sweet dough crust. A true German favorite.

Funnel Cakes
Old German Style

Cucumber Salad (Gurkensalat)
This popular salad is an appropriate side dish for any rich flavored entree, as it makes a good contrast.

Celery Root and Apple Salad
sellerie Apfel Salat
Celery root is very popular in Germany, it has the flavor of celery but not the strings.

Czech style Sauerkraut
This is made with a light gravy in it.

More Links and Recipes

BBQ Griling Accesories

Some reviews and where to purchase some helpful tools for your Bratwurst BBQ.

German Music
Lots of great selections from Youtube
Discover some of your favorite German tunes
and some new musicians, including German folk songs, yodeling, and polka.


Do you have a German Name?

How did German  folks get their names?


German Theme Cities in America

A great way to get some German heritage
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Foods from Germany

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Hartshorn, Bakers Ammonia

Baker's ammonia is still used as a leavener of choice for certain recipes because of it's ability to make cookies crisper. The chemistry is very interesting. It creates gas when mixed with liquid ingredients but the baker's ammonia removes one extra water (or was it oxygen) molecule than soda so it leaves a dryer crisper product. Some old-fashioned recipes for biscotti and ameretti call for it because of the desired affect.




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