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.

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

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