Traditional German Side Dishes

Traditional German Side Dishes

Who does not know the famous traditional German Side Dishes? On the one hand there are potatoes, dumplings, spaetzle, pasta and rice. On the other hands there are basic recipes for vegetables and salads to complete a meal. Some of the side dishes are served warm others are cold. In any case, picking the right side dish to your meal makes it perfect. Oma provides recipes as well as how to combine them for a great dinner. One of her favorite combined meals are beef roast with yeast dumplings and goulash with homemade spaetzle. Adding some of her favorite vegetable side dishes like red cabbage or boston lettuce just delicious.

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Poached Egg Recipe

Poached Egg Recipe — Verlorene Eier Rezept

Poached Egg Recipe The poached egg recipe can be a challenge to prepare. If the water is too cold, the egg yolk will separate from the egg white. If it is too hot, the egg white will harden too fast. It takes some practice to make a perfect poached egg. The poached eggs are called […]

Buttermilk Bread Recipe

Buttermilk Bread Recipe – The crisp crust makes it so good.

Buttermilk Bread Recipe This buttermilk bread recipe is baked in a loaf pan. Inside light, the crust is crisp, and it almost tastes like a sourdough bread.  Ingredients for buttermilk bread recipe: 190 ml -200 ml (6.42 oz – 6.76 oz) of water 190 ml-200 ml (6.42 oz – 6.76 oz) of vitamin D whole […]

Traditional German Semolina Dumplings

Traditional German Semolina Dumplings – Griesskloesschen or Griessnockerl

Traditional German Semolina Dumplings These traditional German Semolina Dumplings are easy to prepare. You can find semolina at Walmart, Whole Foods and in several grocery stores in the aisle with Italian food. This recipe serves about 6-8 people. Ingredients for traditional German Semolina Dumplings: 250 ml (8.45 oz) of milk 2 tablespoons of butter 100 […]

German Pancake Soup

German Pancake Soup – Flädlesuppe, Frittatensuppe

German Pancake Soup German pancake soup is called Flädlesuppe in Germany and Frittatensuppe in Austria. A beef broth topped with sliced pancakes. Serves about 6-8 people. Ingredients for German pancake soup: 150 g (5.29 oz) of all purpose flour 200 ml (6.76 oz) of milk 3 eggs size xl 1 tablespoon of sparkling water 1 teaspoon of […]

easy breakfast rolls recipe

Easy Breakfast Rolls Recipe Homemade – Just the way they should be

Easy Breakfast Rolls Recipe This easy breakfast rolls recipe is a fast recipe to prepare. All it takes is some understanding of how to work the dough. The kneading of the dough is very important. Make sure the dough is moist but not sticky. Breakfast rolls are called Fruehstuecksbroetchen in Germany. Ingredients for easy breakfast […]

Homemade Quark Recipe

Homemade Quark Recipe – so easy to make!

Homemade Quark Recipe There are different ways of preparing Homemade Quark. I tried several variations using different  ingredients, but below is the recipe I like best. Quark has a great flavor and consistency. This Homemade Quark Recipe is prepared with milk and buttermilk. It makes about 400g – 450g (14.1oz – 15.87oz) of quark. Ingredients […]

Authentic German croquettes Recipe

German Croquettes Recipe – Kroketten are a tasteful fried potato side dish

German Croquettes Recipe This German croquettes recipe is easy to do following the step-by-step instruction. A potato roll covered in breadcrumbs and fried. Always a good side dish. Ingredients for German Croquettes Recipe: 750 g (1.65 lb) of small potatoes 2 egg yolks 2 egg whites 5-6 tablespoons of potato starch 30 g (1.05 oz) […]

Homemade Pretzels

Homemade Pretzels with an Oma twist. Here’s a step-by-step recipe to keep you in the loop.

Homemade Pretzels! The Homemade Pretzels have been an integral part of German baking for centuries. They are called a Brezel where I come from. They are delicious, especially when combined with any of the traditional main dishes you can find on As a bread, side dish, or snack, these pretzels are great with your […]

German Sauerkraut Recipe

German Sauerkraut Recipe a famous side dish known worldwide

German Sauerkraut Recipe In America, German Sauerkraut is often thought of as a condiment on top of hot dogs or bratwurst. In Germany however, in the Alsace Region of France, and in several Eastern European countries, the Sauerkraut is more than a condiment or side dish, it is the main dish! The first step into […]

German Potato Salad

German Potato Salad – Kartoffelsalat

German Potato Salad This famous German side dish may be prepared in a multiple of ways and there is a large selection of recipes. It all depends on the region and the family’s tradition. The German Potato Salad may be served cold or warm.  Ingredients for German Potato Salad: 1 kg (2.2 lbs) of small […]