German Food & Recipes

German Wine

German Wine

Germany is one of the world’s longest-established wine producing countries. Vineyards have been found in the country’s western region, along the Rhine River, since the days of the Ancient Romans. Today, Germany is number eight among the world’s largest wine-producing nations, creating over 1.2 billion bottles of wine per year. Germany’s wine-producing history dates back […]

German Beer

German Beer

As with so many of Germany’s industries, German beer is produced with the finest in craftsmanship and to the highest standards. In fact, Germans took their beer so seriously that they created the world’s oldest food law, Reinheitsgebot, which decreed that German beer could be made with nothing other than water, hops and malt. Though […]

Spaetzle Recipe

Spaetzle Recipe

Ingredients 3 cups flour 4 eggs 1/4 tsp. Nutmeg (optional) 1 1/2 tsp. Salt 1 quart cold water   Directions Stir flour, eggs, salt and 1/2 cup of water. Beat until batter is smooth and no longer sticks to the spoon. Add water as needed.  The spaetzle dough can be firm enough to be rolled […]

Bratwurst Recipe

Bratwurst Recipe

          Ingredients 1 cup fresh white bread crumbs ½ cup milk 2½ lbs lean veal, preferably shoulder 2½ lbs pork belly or fatty pork butt 1 tbsp. and 2 tsp salt 1 tsp. freshly ground white pepper 1½ tsp freshly ground nutmeg 8 yards prepared casings, about 4 oz. 2 tbsp. […]

Weisswurst Recipe

Weisswurst Recipe

            Ingredients 5 lbs. veal 1 oz. ground mustard seed 5 lbs. lean pork butts 1 Tbsp. ground white pepper 3 1/2 oz. non-fat dry milk 1 tsp. ground celery seeds 3 1/2 oz. salt 1 tsp. mace 3 1/2 oz. soy protein concentrate 1 oz. powdered dextrose 1 tsp. […]

Brotknoedel Recipe

Brotknoedel Recipe

Ingredients 4 Kaiser rolls, thinly sliced Breadcrumbs as needed 2 eggs A few stems of finely chopped parsley 1/2 cup milk 2 Tbsp. butter Salt & Pepper Directions Soak rolls in lukewarm milk for 1/2 hour. Add the remainder of the ingredients and mix well.  If mixture is too wet add some breadcrumbs. Shape into […]

Jägerschnitzel Recipe

Jägerschnitzel Recipe

Ingredients 2 lb. boneless pork or veal cutlets 2 beaten eggs 1 cup bread crumbs 1/2 cup flour Oil, i.e. Olive oil 500 g. sliced mushrooms Pepper Salt 1/2 tsp. paprika 300g. sour cream 200g. liquid whip cream lemon juice 2 tbsp instant gravy powder flavor enhancer Directions Meat: Flatten the cutlets with a meat […]

Kartoffel Klöße Recipe

Kartoffel Klöße Recipe

Ingredients 6 to 8 (medium size) potatoes 1/4 cup flour 2 eggs 1 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg 2 Tbsp. Margarine or butter 3 slices bread, cut into cubes Directions Cook potatoes in water until tender. Cover and refrigerate 12 to 24 hours. Peel and finely chop cooked potatoes or mash thoroughly. In a […]

Bauernfrühstück Recipe

Bauernfrühstück Recipe

Ingredients 6 slices bacon 1 Tbsp. butter 1 chopped onion 4 cooked and finely diced potatoes 6 eggs 1/2 Tsp. salt Ground black pepper 1/4 cup milk Directions Fry the bacon until crisp In a frying pan. Remove and drain on paper towel. Remove the bacon fat from the pan, add the butter and saute’ […]

Hazelnussomeletten Recipe

Hazelnussomeletten Recipe

Ingredients 3 tbsp. flour 1 cup milk 1 egg, separated 1 tbsp. sugar 2 tbsp. hazelnuts grated salt 2 tbsp. butter Directions Combine flour and milk.  Stir in egg yolk, fold in sugar and hazelnuts then stiffly beaten egg white.  Add salt to taste.  Melt butter and fry omelet until it is golden brown on […]

Bayerische Semmelklösse Recipe

Bayerische Semmelklösse Recipe

Ingredients 10 hard rolls (Kaiser rolls) 1 1/2 cups warm milk 1/2 cup Diced Canadian bacon 1 Tbsp. Softened butter 1 small diced onion 1 Tbsp. parsley flakes 3 eggs Salt and pepper Directions Slice hard rolls thinly and place in a large bowl, set aside to dry overnight. Bowl large kettle of salted water. […]

Traditional German Christmas Food

Traditional German Christmas Food

The “Classics” 1. Christstollen or Weihnachtsstollen  – A dry cake shaped like a loaf of bread filled with marzipan and raisins and covered with powder sugar. You can find this bread in any supermarket in Germany during the Christmas season. 2. Lebkuchen (Gingerbread) – Served in all different shapes, sizes and toppings. 3. Weihnachtsgebaeck (Christmas […]

German Potato Pancakes Recipe

German Potato Pancakes Recipe

Servings: 1 batch Ingredients 2-3 cups finely grated raw potatoes 2 eggs, well beaten 1 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons flour 1-2 tablespoon grated onions Directions Mix all ingredients and drop by tablespoon full onto well greased griddle or skillet. Bake about 3 minutes on both sides until golden brown. Make them thin. Enjoy!

Wienerschnitzel Recipe

Wienerschnitzel Recipe

Servings: 4 Ingredients 4 cutlets, pounded thin 1 cup of flour 4 eggs, beaten salt and pepper to taste 1 cup breadcrumbs 1 stick of butter fresh parsley to garnish lemon slices to garnish/to taste Directions Pound cutlets very thin. Dredge them in the flour. Then dip them into well beaten eggs until they covered […]

German Potatosalat (Potatoe Salad) Recipe

German Potatosalat (Potatoe Salad) Recipe

Servings: 12-14 Ingredients 8 -10 medium potatoes 6 ounces center-cut bacon 1 medium onion 2 eggs (not boiled) 2/3 cup cider vinegar 2/3 cup sugar 2/3 cup finely chopped celery 1/2 cup beef stock or 1/2 cup broth 4 garlic gloves 1 tablespoon mustard 1 teaspoon salt ground black pepper Directions Cook the potatoes with […]