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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Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet Potatoes Casserole with Apples in Maple Syrup – Süβkartoffeln in Ahornsyrup

Sweet Potato Casserole Sweet potato casserole is called Suesskartoffelauflauf in German. Ingredients: 2.2 kg (4.85 pounds) of sweet potatoes 3–4 apples (depending on size) 80 g (2.82 ounces) of butter 50-100 ml (1.69-3.38 ounces) of maple syrup (depending on apples you use) For the topping:  1 tablespoon of butter 2 tablespoons of brown sugar Preparation: […]

Homemade Cornbread

Homemade Cornbread – Maisbrot

Homemade Cornbread Homemade Cornbread is made with buttermilk. Easy to prepare and finished in a cupcake pan. Ingredients: 1 ½ cups of  yellow plain corn meal ½ cup of all-purpose flour 3 tablespoons of sugar 1 teaspoon of salt 1 teaspoon of baking soda 2 teaspoons of Dr. Oetker Baking Powder (OR) baking powder 1 […]

Cinnamon Pears

Cinnamon Pears Topped with Cranberry Sauce – Gefüllte Birnen mit Preiselbeeren

Cinnamon Pears Cinnamon Pears with cranberries are a typical German side dish for poultry or venison. You have two choices. You can buy a can of pear halves and fill them with canned jellied cranberry sauce or you go The Oma Way and make the pears from scratch. If you are short of time or […]

Pickled Sweet & Sour Butternut Squash

Pickled Butternut Squash Pickled butternut squash is easy to prepare and has many ways to be served as a side dish. Ingredients: 1000 g (2.2 pounds) of diced butternut squash 500 ml (8.45 oz) of white wine vinegar 250 ml (16.9 oz) of water 500 g (17.6 oz) of sugar Juice from one lemon Grated […]