German

Homemade Pumpkin Paprika Spätzle

Ingredients: for the spätzle: 2 eggs 1 cup pumpkin puree* 1/2 tablespoon butter 3 cups flour 1/2 teaspoon hot paprika pinch salt to serve: 1 medium onion, cut into half moons 8 oz button mushroom, sliced butter Directions: Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. In the bowl […]

Käsespätzle

Ingredients: 1 medium onion, chopped 2 tablespoons butter 1 lb fresh or cooked dry spätzle 5 oz Emmenthaler cheese, grated Directions: In a large pan, caramelize the onions in butter until golden. Cool. Preheat oven to 350. Grease an 8-inch round pan. Layer 1/3 of the spätzle in the bottom. […]

Currywurst

Ingredients: for the sauce: 1 sweet onion (I used a Vidalia) 1 tablespoon curry powder 3/4 tablespoon hot paprika 1/4 teaspoon cayenne 1 cup canned crushed tomatoes 1 tablespoon sugar 2 1/2 tablespoons red wine vinegar sea salt to serve: 4 German pork sausages (like bratwurst), cooked and cut into […]

Rote Bete Salat (German Beet-Horseradish Salad)

Ingredients: 6 medium beets, greens removed* 1/4 cup finely grated fresh horseradish 1/3 cup red wine vinegar 1/4 cup sugar 1 teaspoon caraway seeds 1/2 tablespoon grated fresh ginger Directions: Bring a large pot of water to boil. Add the beets and cook until tender, about 20-30 minutes. Alternatively, use […]

Bratkartoffeln (German Home Fries)

Ingredients: 1 1/2 lb small yellow potatoes, parboiled 2 onions, halved and thinly sliced 4 strips thick cut bacon (preferably German bauchspeck), cut into 1/4 inch pieces 2 tablespoons minced flat leaf parsley sea salt freshly ground black pepper Directions: Peel and slice the potatoes. Heat some canola oil in […]

Meat Cakes (Frikadellen)

Ingredients: 2/3 lb lean ground beef 1/3 lb ground pork 1/3 lb ground veal 1 egg, beaten 1 small onion, diced 1-2 slices soft sandwich bread, torn into bite-sized pieces salt freshly ground black pepper Directions: Mix together all ingredients in a medium bowl. Form into about 6 flat patties. […]

Homemade Sauerkraut with Caraway

Ingredients: 3 lbs cabbage, core removed and sliced thinly 2 large cabbage leaves 3 teaspoons canning salt 1 1/2 teaspoons caraway seeds 1 1/2 teaspoons charnushka (black caraway) 9 black peppercorns other equipment: a plastic bag filled with water and tied closed a pickling or other nonreactive crock potato masher […]

Grilled German-style Potato Salad

Ingredients: 2 pounds Yukon Gold or red skin potatoes, quartered and parboiled 1 white onion, cut into wedges 3 strips thick cut bacon for the dressing: 1/2 cup cider vinegar 1 1/2 tablespoon yellow mustard seeds 1 bunch green onion, chopped (about 1/4-1/3 cup) 1/4 teaspoon sugar (optional) salt freshly […]

Simple, Fresh Sauerkraut

Ingredients: 7 cups finely shredded cabbage 4-5 teaspoons sea salt 2 teaspoons caraway seeds Directions: Mix all ingredients together until the cabbage starts to leak water. Place in a large, nonreactive container. Pack the cabbage in tightly. There should be enough liquid to cover the cabbage. If not, pour some […]