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.

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

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