German Appetizers

German Appetizers are also called snacks, starters or finger food. It all means little pieces of food served before the main course. The authentic German appetizers are easy to prepare.  Use as an appetizers cheese, spreads, fruit, vegetables and dips for the creation of a buffet. Have at a sit down dinner a light soup as an appetizer. Oma shows you step-by-step how to prepare them. Pictures within the recipes make it easy to understand. Add some crackers, chips or homemade soft pretzel to the snacks and soups and your appetizers are complete. Wherever you receive your visitors, outdoor or indoor, the starters are a great way of welcoming your guests.

German Appetizers

Surprise your friends and family with tasty butter spreads or a cheese spread when they arrive. Improve the taste of lard with apples and onions. A shrimp dip brings some elegance to the table, while stuffed black and green olives and the egg mushrooms add some color. Have you ever tried Emmenthaler cheese cubes arranged with grapes on a toothpick stuck in a grapefruit? Serve it with a mixture of salt and pepper. Oma’s simple recipes show as well pictures for better understanding. She explains the kitchen gadgets used in the recipes and let’s you know, where to get them. It is not difficult to follow these simple authentic traditional recipes for German appetizers as much as mix and match them.

Liver Dumplings Recipe — Leberkloesse or Leberknoedel

Liver Dumplings Recipe A German Liver Dumplings Recipe. The Liver Dumplings consist of liver, pork fat, onions, bread, herbs, and spices. Liver Dumplings are called Leberkloesse or Leberknoedel in Germany. Ingredients for Liver Dumplings Recipe: 350 g (12.34 oz) of beef liver OR calf liver 150 g (5.29 oz) of cured salt pork OR pork belly 1 […]

Homemade German Fleischsalat

Homemade German Fleischsalat

Homemade German Fleischsalat The homemade German Fleischsalat is originally made with a ring of bologna, but also tastes delicious with sliced bologna. The taste of the Fleischsalat will depend in part on the kind of pickles and mayonnaise used. I recommend Hengstenberg Gherkins which you can get in the international aisle of your grocery store […]

Homemade Garden Vegetable Soup

Homemade Garden Vegetable Soup

Homemade Garden Vegetable Soup This Homemade Garden Vegetable Soup is made with fresh vegetables from the garden. This Vegetable Soup is called Gemuesesuppe or quer durch den Garten Suppe in Germany. Ingredients for Homemade Garden Vegetable Soup: The amounts are net weights (after cleaned and peeled) 250 g (8.81 oz) of Applewood bacon sliced 250 […]

Obatzda Cheese Butter Spread

Obatzda Cheese Butter Spread – A Beer Garden Specialty

Obatzda Cheese Butter Spread Obatzda Cheese Butter Spread. A spicy spread mostly served with soft pretzels at beer gardens and during Oktoberfest. The mild version of the spread is a the combination Camembert/Brie and cream cheese. The stronger version is a combination of Camembert/Brie and Limburger cheese. Ingredients for Obatzda Cheese Butter Spread: 400 g […]

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 […]

Emmenthaler Appetizer

Emmenthaler Appetizer with Salt and Pepper

Emmenthaler Appetizer! Emmenthaler appetizer with salt and pepper is easy to prepare. Just cut the cheese in cubes and stick them into a grapefruit covered with aluminum foil. Ingredients for Emmenthaler Appetizer: 500 g (2.1 cups or 17.6 ounces) Emmenthaler cheese (Swiss Cheese) 3 heaping tablespoon of salt 2 heaping tablespoon of pepper 1 large […]

German Onion Cake Recipe

German Onion Cake Recipe – Zwiebelkuchen

German Onion Cake Recipe This German Onion Cake Recipe is easy to prepare. The Onion Cake may be served as an appetizer and also as a main dish. The Onion Cake is traditionally served with freshly made wine (fermenting new wine) in Germany. Ingredients for German Onion Cake Recipe: 500 g (1.1 lb) of  flour, […]

German Bone Marrow Dumplings

German Bone Marrow Dumplings Recipe

German Bone Marrow Dumplings German Bone Marrow Dumplings are called Markklöβchen in Germany. You can use them in a broth or in a homemade Beef Soup. Ingredients for German Bone Marrow Dumplings: 100 g (3.5 oz) of bone marrow (about 3–4 marrow bones) 1 club-size bread roll 100 g – 120 g (3.5 oz – […]

German Beef Soup Recipe

German Beef Soup Recipe with Bone Marrow Dumplings

German Beef Soup Recipe A German Beef Soup Recipe with Bone Marrow Dumplings. This Homemade Beef Soup is called Rindfleischsuppe. The Bone Marrow Dumplings are called Markklöβchen. Ingredients for broth for German Beef Soup Recipe: 4 l (1 gal) of water 2270 g (5 lb.) brisket first or mid cut 400 g (14 oz) of leeks […]

pork lard spread

Pork Lard Spread — German Recipe with Apples and Onions

Pork Lard Spread The Pork Lard Spread is called Schweineschmalz in Germany. Use the pork lard spread for cooking and baking or enrich it with apples and onions and spread it on your bread. When the lard spread is spiced up with salt and pepper it tastes so good. The pork lard is a great […]