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.

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

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