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.

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

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