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

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