Recipes for Authentic German Appetizers

Classic German ingredients naturally make easy finger food for casual entertaining, but they can also combine to make a wide variety of tasty prepared appetizers. From mini-onion tarts to ham-wrapped figs, savory cheese dips to chived potato pancakes, here’s a selection of appetizers to welcome your guests and whet their appetites.

Sauerkraut Stuffed Jalapeno Poppers
Sauerkraut Jalapeño Poppers with Bavarian Mustard Dip
Zesty Prosciutto-Sauerkaut Rolls
Ham Sauerkraut Rolls
Savory Sauerkraut and Ham Rolls (Schinken-Sauerkrautrollen)
Cheese Fondue
Swiss-German Cheese Fondue (Deutsches Käsefondue)
Beef Roll-ups with Black Forest Ham and Gherkins
Kitchen Cookware
Potato Fritters with Cinnamon Sugar
Ham and Sauerkraut Roll Ups
Ham and Sauerkraut Roll-Ups
Pumpkin Crostini
Pumpkin Crostini (Crostini mit Kürbisrelish)
Hand Cheese Marinated with Onions (Handkäse mit Musik)
Bone Marrow on Toast (Knochenmark auf Toast)
Serrano Ham and Melon
Serrano Ham and Melon on Whole Grain Rye Bread
White Asparagus with Ham Wraps
Asparagus with Ham Wraps and Vinaigrette
Oktoberfest Party Bites
Party Sandwiches (Butterbrot-Variationen)
Sylt Island Shrimp on Toast (Krabben Toast)
Rollmops nach Berliner Art
Schwaebische Maultaschen
Baked Camembert
Baked Camembert with Red Currant Sauce
Marinated Cheese (Handkäse mit Musik)
Prosciutto Cream Cheese Triangles
Prosciutto Cream Cheese Triangles
Asparagus Tart with Spinach
Fried Asparagus with Herb Cream (Gebackener Spargel mit Kräutercreme)
Kitchen Cookware
Farmers Ham with Rosehip Jam and Silver Onions
Kitchen Cookware
Crepes with Camembert and Chives (Pfannkuchen mit Camembert-Schnittlauch-Füllung)
Mini Onion Tarts
Mini Onion Tarts (Kleine Zwiebelfladen)
Allondigas Meatball Pepper Cream Snacks
Allondigas Meatballs and Pepper Cream Snacks
Swiss-German Cheese Raclette Party
Kitchen Cookware
Braised Pork with Horseradish Sauce
Herring Apple Cream Cheese Salad
Herrings with Cream Cheese Sauce
Chorizo and Mushroom Tapas
Chorizo and Mushroom Tapas on Whole Grain Bread
Potato Pancakes with Three Toppings
Potato Pancakes with Three Toppings
Sauerkraut Pork Roll Ups
Pork and Sauerkraut Roll-Ups
Simple Potato Pancakes
Simple Potato Pancakes (Reibekuchen)
Kitchen Cookware
Fried Brie in Poached Pears with Lingonberries
Kitchen Cookware
Broiled Oysters from the Isle of Sylt (Sylter Austern)
Savory Black Forest Shortbread
Savory Black Forest Shortbread
Onion Cake
Onion Cake (Zwiebelkuchen)
Bavarian Blue Cheese Mousse
Bavaria Blue Cheese Mousse with Gooseberry Chutney
Quark and Garlic Dip
Quark and Garlic Dip (Schmand-Knoblauch Dip)
Kitchen Cookware
Camembert Spread
Kitchen Cookware
Shrimp Cocktail Büsum Island Style (Büsumer Krabben-Cocktail)
Potato Pancakes with Ham and Sour Cream
Westphalian Ham on Potato Pancakes with Parsley Sour Cream
Matjes Herring Salad in Yogurt Sauce (Hering in Jogurtsauce)
Spaetzle Gratinee with Cambozola
Spaetzle Gratinee with Red Cabbage, Cambozola Medallions and Curry Glaze
Crispy Pasta with Balsamic Dip
Crispy Pasta with Sweet Sour Quince-Balsamic Dip
Cheery Soup with Dumplings
Cherry Soup with Cream of Wheat Dumplings (Kirschsuppe mit Griessklösschen)
Oktoberfest Holiday Strudel
Holiday Strudel with Mustard Sauce
Party Bites
Potato Pancakes with Cheese and CHives
Panni Potato Pancake with Cheese and Chives
Cheese Hedgehog
Cheese Hedgehog (Käse-Igel)
O'batzten (Obazda)

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