German Appetizers

German Appetizers are also called snacks, finger food, or starters. It all means little pieces of food served before the main course or a bowl of soup.

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 for 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 lets 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.

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 […]

Skewered Curry Meatballs

Skewered Curry Meatballs decorated as Hedgehog

Skewered Curry Meatballs Skewered Curry Meatballs are called Curry Hackfleischbällchen in Germany. The meatballs are ideal for parties. To make a nice centerpiece for your table, stick the skewered meatballs into a pineapple and you have an edible decoration that looks like a hedgehog. Ingredients for Skewered Curry Meatballs: ½ of a French roll 125 […]

Sour Cream Dip Recipe — Confetti Dip

Sour Cream Dip Sour Cream Dip – Confetti Dip is known in Germany as Konfetti Dip. It is a hit at parties. Ingredients for Sour Cream Dip: 60 g (2 oz) of diced red pepper 60 g (2 oz) of diced yellow pepper 60 g (2 oz) of diced orange pepper 200 g (7 oz) […]

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 […]

Flavored Butter Spreads Recipe

Four Appetizing Flavored Butter Spreads for your Christmas Buffet.

Flavored Butter Spreads Flavored butter spreads are so easy to prepare. You can use them either as an appetizer or place them on the table to supplement your holiday meal. These flavored spreads may be complemented with a variety of crackers. Or, offer different types of breads—shaped into bite-sized portions with fun, seasonal cookie cutters. […]

Shrimp Dip Recipe — The Oma Way

Shrimp Dip The Shrimp Dip is called Krabbensoβe or Garnelensoβe in Germany. The dip is easy to make following the step-by-step instruction. This dip will be a party hit that your guest will really enjoy. Ingredients for Shrimp Dip: 305 g – 10 ¾ oz of Campbell’s Condensed Tomato Soup (1 can) 226 g – 8 […]

Homemade Tomato Soup

Homemade Tomato Soup so easy to prepare from scratch.

Homemade Tomato Soup A Homemade Tomato Soup is called Tomatensuppe in Germany. Ingredients for Homemade Tomato Soup: 2500 g (5.5 lbs) of very ripe tomatoes 400 g (14 oz) of onion 4–5 cloves of garlic 2 red peppers 150 g (5 oz) of bacon 4–5 teaspoons of salt 1 teaspoon of paprika 3 tablespoons of […]

Vegetable Dip

Vegetable Dip prepared with Sour Cream and Herbs

Vegetable Dip Vegetable Dip is called Gemuesesosse in Germany. Ingredients for Vegetables Dip: 3 bell peppers (yellow, orange, red) carrots cucumbers celery radishes white radish 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil 680 g (1.5 lbs.) of sour cream 2 large leaves of borage (available as plants in nurseries) 5-7 stems of dill 5-7 stems of parsley […]

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 […]

Stuffed Tomatoes

Stuffed Tomatoes with Cottage Cheese

Stuffed Tomatoes Stuffed Tomatoes with cottage cheese is called gefuellte Tomaten mit Huettenkaese in Germany. Ingredients for Stuffed Tomatoes 8 large tomatoes 454 g (16 oz) of cottage cheese 1 teaspoon of lemon juice 4 leaves of fresh basil 1 ½ teaspoons of chopped fresh chives 2 teaspoons of chopped fresh parsley 2 teaspoons of […]