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German Appetizer Recipes

Recipes to Make German Appetizers That'll Satisfy Your Cravings

Even though German appetizer recipes may seem overwhelmingly tedious by the sound of it, these cuisines are in fact quite easy to prepare and absolutely delectable.
Mukta Gaikwad
Last Updated: Dec 10, 2017
Classic German appetizers are ones to die for. Served with the most delicious meats and mouth-watering sauces, these recipes are easy to make at home. These appetizers are usually served cold, with onions and fresh tomatoes on the side. So, if you are looking at experimenting a little with your taste buds, you need to give these German appetizer recipes a shot. Though their names may be a bit intimidating, making these cuisines at home is a cakewalk.
Authentic German Appetizer Recipes
Warfel's Sauerkraut Balls
  • Peanut oil, one cup
  • Pork sausage, 3 pounds
  • Chopped onions, 1 cup
  • Drained, chopped sauerkraut, 4 pounds
  • Dry bread crumbs,1/2 cup plain
  • Neufchatel cheese, 2- 8 oz packages
  • Parsley, 3 tablespoons
  • Dry mustard, 2 teaspoon
  • Garlic powder, 1 teaspoon
  • Tony chachere's creole seasoning,1 teaspoon
  • Flour, 1 cup
  • Skim milk, 1 cup
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Flour, 2 1/2 cups
  • Bread crumbs, 2 1/2 cups
  • 4 eggs beaten with a 2 tbs. water
  • In a skillet brown the sausages and the onions and drain out the oil.
  • Next add all the ingredients and stir the mixture well. It has to form a lump of meat.
  • Once cooked, remove and refrigerate it, until it cools down.
  • Then, make small balls out of the meat lump.
  • Place them in the flour and apply a coat of beaten up eggs. Coat these with bread crumbs and then fry them until they turn brown.
  • Once you are done with frying, remove then onto a tissue paper so that the oil is soaked out.
  • Finally, serve this party appetizer with some cold mayonnaise dip to cool the piping hot dish.
  • Apples, peeled, cored and chopped into chunks -- 3 or 4 pounds
  • Water, 1 cup
  • Sugar, 3/4 cup, or to taste
  • Lemon juice, 1 tablespoon
  • Cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon
  • Salt, 1/4 teaspoon
  • Mix all the ingredients in one pan and bring them to boil till the apples begin to fall apart. Keep the mixture on simmer to prevent it from burning.
  • Once done remove it from heat and allow the mixture to reach room temperature.
  • Then put it in a masher and blend it well for a smooth effect.
  • You can serve this sauce with crackers, waffles and hot bread as an appetizer.
Cabbage Coleslaw
  • Shredded cabbage, red or green, 1 bowl
  • Chopped red bell pepper, 1/2 a cup
  • Chopped celery, 2 stalks
  • Vanilla soy yogurt, 1/2 cup
  • Lime juice, 1/2 tablespoons
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Mix all the vegetables together in one bowl.
  • Add the remaining ingredients in another bowl and mix them together. All the ingredients must be blended with yogurt.
  • Next add the yogurt mixture to the veggies and mix it well.
  • Pour out this coleslaw in plates and serve it with bread.
Gef├╝llte Eier
  • Hard-boiled eggs, 6
  • Mayonnaise, 2 tablespoons
  • Dijon mustard, 2 teaspoons
  • Paprika, to garnish
  • Salt and pepper to season
  • Cut the boiled eggs into exact halves and remove the yolks from them.
  • Mix the yolks, mayonnaise, mustard, salt and pepper and mash them well. Whisk them vigorously so that they make a creamy mixture.
  • Scoop out this mixture into a perfect ball and gently place it in the hollow cavity of the whites.
  • Garnish them with herbs and serve them chilled.
Most of these ingredients are readily available in the supermarkets or even in your grandma's kitchen cabinet. Making these dishes take just about 30 odd minutes. Try these recipes well in time, so that you can flaunt your culinary skills the next you throw a party.
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