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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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 […]
Poached Egg Recipe To prepare the Poached Egg Recipe can be a challenge. If the water is too cold, the egg yolk will separate from the egg white. If the water is too hot, the egg whites will harden too fast. It takes a little practice to make a perfect poached egg. The Poached Eggs […]
Homemade Buttermilk Bread This Homemade Buttermilk Bread is baked in a loaf pan. Inside light, the crust is crisp, and it almost tastes like a sourdough bread. Ingredients for Homemade Buttermilk Bread: 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 […]
German Pancake Soup The 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 […]
Homemade Breakfast Rolls The Homemade Breakfast Rolls are easy 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 Homemade Breakfast Rolls: 750 g (1.65 […]
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 […]
German Croquettes Recipe This German Croquettes Recipe is easy when following the step-by-step instructions. A Croquette is a potato roll covered in breadcrumbs and fried. This is 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 […]
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 TheOmaWay.com. As a bread, side dish, or snack, these pretzels are great with your […]
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 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 […]