Many of our recipes contain potatoes or suggest them as a side dish, but the recipes below give the earthy über tuber the starring role.
Potatoes were first known as "earth apples" in 18th century Germany. It obviously didn't take long for some clever cook to mix the two ingredients together and produce this unusual mash. Serve it with any main course meat dish.
German potato salads are not just for serving as an accompaniment to a cold meal. There are many hot dishes that are complemented by a good potato salad. The most simple and sublime are meaty Bratwursts, complete with a nice big spoonful of German mustard.
Here is yet another version of this popular German classic.
Potatoes and lentils are a popular combination in German cuisine and this salad brings them together in a fresh and delicious way. The recipe is easy to make because the potatoes and lentils may be cooked together.
This recipe makes a great light supper when served alongside some soup and rolls. As an easy alternative to making the pancakes from shredded potatoes, you could use a German potato pancake mix.
The name "Hoorische" translates as "hairy ones" and alludes to the dumpling's surface which comes out quite rough because the potatoes are grated coarsely.
Typical of the southwestern part of Germany, these homemade finger-shaped potato noodles are most commonly sautéd until golden brown with onions, bacon and sauerkraut.