Oktoberfest Recipes: 14 Traditional German Recipes to Make for Your Oktoberfest Celebration by 30Seconds Food
Oktoberfest is typically celebrated in Bavaria, which is Germany's largest state – the capital of which is Munich. At the annual Oktoberfest fairgrounds in Munich, the typical menu includes grilled chickens, pork shank, weisswurst (white veal sausages typically eaten in the morning), bratwurst, leberkase (baked pork meatloaf), sauerkraut, fried potatoes, knodel (dumpling). In addition to these Bavarian specialties, if you want to celebrate Oktoberfest at home, you can try some of these other typical German recipes from all across Germany.
1. Maultaschen: Maultaschen, or German filled dumplings, is a traditional dish that originated in Swabia, a region of southwestern Germany. They are basically dumplings with a filling that are boiled. If you like perogies, you need to try this recipe.
2. Rouladen: Rouladen, a popular dish in Germany, is steak rolls filled with bacon, mustard and onions. This dish is often served with potatoes and red cabbage.
3. Cheesy German Spaetlze: Italians love their pasta and Germans love their spaetzle. Have you tried it? Spaetzle is the perfect resting place for roasted meats or as a side dish, like this easy recipe.
4. Wiener Schnitzel: Never tried the national dish of Austria? Don't let the schnitzel scare you! Wiener Schnitzel is quick and easy to prepare – and perfect for a busy weeknight meal.
5. Spinach Spaetzle With Cheese Sauce: Spaetzle is to Germans what pasta is to Italians. This spaetzle recipe gets its green color from spinach and is topped with a two-ingredient cheese sauce. Crisp prosciutto or bacon would be a nice garnish.
6. Königsberger Klopse: Meatballs cooked in a white gravy with capers? Yes, please. This German dish is named after the former East Prussian capital of Königsberg. Serve with boiled dill potatoes or your favorite German side dish.
7. Rollmops: Rollmops are pickled herring that's stuffed with mustard, pickles and onion, rolled into a cylinder and brined. These fish rolls are a staple in Germany and Poland. Serve as an appetizer or with potatoes and bread for dinner.
8. Käsespätzle: Käsespätzle, or cheesy spaetzle noodle casserole, is comfort food Germany style. If you don't want to make the spaetzle homemade, skip this step and substitute store-bought spaetzle.
9. Black Forest Cake Cupcakes: Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte, or black forest cake, is a mouth-watering German dessert. Instead of making a whole cake, try these easy black forest cake cupcakes.
10. Bratkartoffeln: Bratkartoffeln are German fries that are usually cooked with bacon and onion. These crispy German potatoes will make you rethink the french fry.
11. Sauerkraut: Sauerkraut is cabbage that goes through a fermentation process to become a tangy condiment.Sauerkraut has many health benefits and is packed with healthy vitamins and minerals. Here's a quick sauerkraut recipe that's made in a mason jar.
12. Sauerbraten: Sauerbraten is regarded as the national dish of Germany, and is meat that has been marinated and then slow cooked. The meat in this recipe marinates for two days, so plan accordingly.
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