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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German Homemade Spaetzle

German Homemade Spaetzle, an Original.

German Homemade Spaetzle All it takes to make German Homemade Spaetzle is a little practice. Once you have done it a few times, it is fairly easy. The key is to recognize the right consistency of the dough and knowing which tools to use. Spaetzle can be made in three different ways. You can use […]

Homemade Baguette Recipe

Homemade Baguette Recipe easy. Make either two baguettes or one loaf. Both works fine.

Homemade Baguette Recipe This is a homemade Baguette recipe for a French bread. A Baguette is called Französisches Weiβbrot or Baguette in Germany. Ingredients for homemade Baguette recipe: 500 g (17.6 oz) of all-purpose flour 1 ½ packages of active dry yeast 1 teaspoon of sugar 1 teaspoon of salt 2 eggs XL 1 egg yolk […]

German Yeast Dumplings

German Yeast Dumplings The Oma Way.

German Yeast Dumplings German yeast dumplings are called Hefeknödel in Germany. Ingredients for German Yeast Dumplings: 1 kg (2.2 lbs) all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon of sugar 2 packages of yeast 500 ml (16.9 oz) lukewarm water 2 eggs 2 teaspoons of salt Preparation of German Yeast Dumplings: Mix the flour with sugar, yeast, and salt. Make […]

Traditional German Red Cabbage Recipe

Traditional German Red Cabbage Recipe

Traditional German Red Cabbage Recipe Traditional German Red Cabbage Recipe prepared with bacon, apples, and onions. Red Cabbage is called Rotkraut or Blaukraut in Germany. Ingredients for traditional German Red Cabbage Recipe: 1600 g (3.5 lb.) of red cabbage 1 large onion 3–4 sour apples 150 g (5.2 oz) of thick-cut bacon 2 bay leaves […]

Sweet Braided Bread Recipe

Sweet Braided Bread – All Saints Braid

Sweet Braided Bread Recipe Sweet Braided Bread (All Saints Braid) is called Allerheiligenzopf in Germany. Ingredients for Sweet Braided Bread: 1 kg (2.2 lbs) of flour, all-purpose  2 packages of dry yeast, rapid rise 1 teaspoon of salt 3 egg yolks, XL 500 ml (1.05 pt) of milk, lukewarm 160 g (5.6 oz) of butter, […]

Grilled Vegetables

Grilled Vegetables and Corn on the Cob

Grilled Vegetables Grilled Vegetables are called gegrilltes Gemuese in Germany. Ingredients for Grilled Vegetables: pearl OR cherry tomatoes fresh mushrooms red onions green bell pepper yellow neck squash zucchini squash Preparation of the Vegetables: Wash the vegetables and dry them with a paper towel. Cut the squash in cubes. Keep the mushroom whole and just […]

Potato Casserole Recipe

Potato Casserole Recipe with Cheese Topping

Potato Casserole Recipe This Potato Casserole Recipe is easy to prepare ahead of time. Potato Casserole is called Kartoffelauflauf in Germany. Ingredients for Potato Casserole Recipe: 1.36 kg (3 lbs) of potatoes (Yukon baby gold) 226 g ( 8 oz) of shredded cheese (Italian five cheese) 2 beef bouillon cubes ⅛ l (4 oz) of water 226 […]

Grilled Asparagus with Dressing

Grilled Asparagus with Dressing

Grilled Asparagus Grilled Asparagus is called gegrillter Spargel in Germany. Ingredients: 2 pounds of green asparagus 4 tablespoons of olive oil 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar 3 teaspoons of sugar ½ teaspoon of salt 1 teaspoon of mustard 5 tablespoons of sour cream   Preparation Asparagus: Wash and dry the Asparagus. Put them on a double […]

Herb Butter

Herb Butter Recipe. A great spread for grilled meat, poultry, fish and bread.

Herb Butter Recipe This Herb Butter Recipe is easy to prepare. Herb Butter is called Kraeuterbutter in Germany. Ingredients for Herb Butter Recipe: 454 g (1 lbs) of unsalted butter 4–5 stems of dill 4–5 stems of parsley chives 2 large cloves of garlic salt Preparation: Soften the butter by stirring and set aside. Wash […]

Homemade Pasta Salad

Homemade Pasta Salad with hard boiled eggs, ham and vegetables.

Homemade Pasta Salad Homemade Pasta Salad is called Nudelsalat in Germany. Ingredients for Homemade Pasta Salad: 250 g (9 oz) of elbow macaroni 3–4 hard boiled eggs 6 pickles 1 jar 280 g (10 oz) of white asparagus 1 can 425 g (15 oz) of sweet peas (very young small) 1 can 411 g (14.5 […]