Main Dishes

German Main Dishes Recipes

Oma provides recipes for traditional and authentic homemade German main dishes. The German main dishes are served after the appetizers and before desserts. They might consist of grilled, roasted or boiled meat, poultry, fish or sausages combined with side dishes or soups. Oma shows in a step-by-step instruction how to prepare German main dishes and recommendations what to serve it with. A white bean soup or goulash soup could be a main course as well as a pork roast or a turkey.

The salad is usually part of a main course in Germany and served with it and not before as an appetizer. Pick the right side dishes and you can create a perfect homemade meal for your family and guests. After all, if everybody “finished the plate, the sun will shine”, a saying in Germany. Besides, you might be get a delicious dessert, which you only can have, if you finished up the food on your plate. The basics of German main dishes are easy to learn and easy to understand. They give a lot of options to combine with different side dishes to create a variety of meals.

Solid Layer Cake

Solid Layer Cake – Gentlemen Cake with Cream Cheese and Ham

Solid Layer Cake Solid layer cake (Gentlemen cake) is called Herrentorte in Germany. Ingredients for shortcrust pastry: 250 g (9 oz) all purpose flour 125 g (4.5 oz) of Dr. Oetker Gustin OR corn starch 3 leveled teaspoons of Dr. Oetker Baking Powder 1 egg XL 1 leveled teaspoon of salt 2–3 tablespoons of milk or […]

Stuffed Martin's Goose

Stuffed Martin’s Goose – Martinsgansessen

Stuffed Martin’s Goose Stuffed Martin’s Goose is called gefuellte Martinsgans in Germany. Stuffed Martin’s Goose is a traditional meal for St. Martin’s Day in Germany.  Ingredients for Stuffed Martin’s Goose: 1 young Goose about 4.5 kg (10 lbs) 1 large onion 80 g (2.8 oz) of diced celery knob 2 stems of cut leeks 2 […]

German Hamburger Recipe

German Hamburger Recipe – Meat Patties

German Hamburger Recipe This German Hamburger Recipe is easy to prepare. Hamburgers are called Frikadellen in Germany. Ingredients: 2 pounds of ground beef 1 egg 1 diced onion 4–5 tablespoons of flour 2 tablespoons of mustard 1 tablespoon of horseradish 2 teaspoons of salt 1 teaspoon of pepper Preparation of Hamburgers: Place the ground beef […]

Grilled Pork Loin Chops

Grilled Pork Loin Chops marinated in Apple Cider with Onions and Chillies

Grilled Pork Loin Chops Grilled Pork Loin Chops are a great addition to your barbecue. Pork loin chops are called Schweinelendekoteletts in Germany. Ingredients for Grilled Pork Loin Chops: 6-8 thickly sliced of pork loin chops 2—12 oz bottles of apple cider 2 tablespoons of oil 1 freshly diced jalapeno pepper 1 freshly diced chili […]

Grilled Chicken Drumsticks

Grilled Chicken Drumsticks Marinated in White Wine and Lemon

Grilled Chicken Drumsticks Grilled chicken drumsticks are called gegrillte Huehnchenschenkel in Germany. Ingredients: 12 skinless chicken drumsticks 2 tablespoons of olive oil 1 teaspoon of curry zest of one lemon 1 teaspoon of salt 1 bottle of white wine   Preparation: Wash chicken drumsticks under running cold water and dry with paper towel. Whisk wine […]

Grilled Rockfish

Grilled Rockfish marinated in Buttermilk and Lavender

Grilled Rockfish Grilled Rockfish is called gegrillter Rotbarsch in Germany. Ingredients for Grilled Rockfish: 2 rockfish filets (each about 1 lb /454 g) 1 ½ tablespoons of lemon juice 1 quart (0.95 l) of  buttermilk 3 tablespoons of white wine 5 stems of young Munstead lavender 1 teaspoon of salt 5 stems of dill Preparation […]

German White Asparagus Recipe

German White Asparagus Recipe with Hollandaise Sauce

German White Asparagus Recipe This German White Asparagus Recipe is prepared with a Hollandaise Sauce. White Asparagus is called weisser Spargel in Germany. Ingredients for German White Asparagus Recipe: 300 g (10.5 oz) of white asparagus (per person) ¼ l  (8.4 oz) of water ¼ l (8.4 oz) of milk 4 tablespoons of butter 2 […]

Creamed Spinach Recipe

Creamed Spinach Recipe, Potatoes and Eggs

Creamed Spinach Recipe A traditional meal on Good Friday is spinach, potatoes and eggs. It is easy to follow this Creamed Spinach Recipe. The meal is called Spinat, Kartoffeln, und Eier in Germany. You can serve the spinach with scrambled eggs (if you have many people for the meal) or with eggs sunny side up. […]

Shepherd's Pie Recipe

Shepherd’s Pie Recipe with a German touch.

Shepherd’s Pie Recipe A Shepherd’s Pie recipe with a German touch. The Shepherd’s Pie is called Hackfleischauflauf mit Kartoffelhaube in Germany. Ingredients for the meat: 1 kg (2 lb.) of ground lamb meat OR ground beef 2 tablespoons of olive oil 120 g (4.23 oz) of diced shallots 4 cloves of diced garlic salt pepper […]

Hotchpotch Recipe Brisket Cabbage

Hotchpotch Recipe Brisket Cabbage and Potatoes

Hotchpotch Recipe Brisket Cabbage This Hotchpotch Recipe Brisket Cabbage and potatoes is used to prepare a traditional meal served on St. Patrick’s Day. This Hotchpotch is called Krauteintopf mit Rindfleisch in Germany. Ingredients for Hotchpotch Recipe Brisket Cabbage: 1700 g (3.7 lb.) of brisket 750 ml (25.4 oz) of water 500 ml (16.9 oz) of […]