You are going to love all these German dishes! After spending some time exploring the Romantic Road in Germany earlier this year, I knew I wanted to share some German recipes with you.
I loved the food in Germany, but feel like so many people told me not to get excited about eating there. They were SO wrong!
There is a very serious German food culture, and those who told me not to expect amazing food just hadn't tasted truly authentic recipes from Germany.
These recipes are scrumptious any time of year, but especially popular when Oktoberfest rolls around! Have an Oktoberfest night at your house for something festive. We could all use a cheery holiday meal!
German cuisine is pure comfort food, in a stick to your ribs kind of way. Most of the time, the meat is braised, though there are also 1,500 different varieties of sausages, usually fully cooked in a water bath and finished on some type of griddle or grill.
And then there are the delicious German recipes for side dishes. Though I didn't see that many traditional veggies when I was in Germany, I did fall hard for their potato salad, applesauce, and those German spaetzle dumplings! I think I could live on spaetzle!
I do think you should try the traditional German recipe for sauerkraut. My grandmother made sauerkraut to put on hot dogs and I hated it. I was actually intimidated about even trying it in Germany, and now I can't imagine not having it with Bratwurst. We do not know how to make sauerkraut here in the United States!
Sometimes, one of these hearty dishes is just what you need at the end of the day. These authentic German dishes are easy to prepare and very family-friendly, which means the kids will like them, too!
Traditional German Dinner Recipes
Though not from Germany, I have to share one more stick to your ribs comfort dish. I took this recipe from the Viking Cruises cookbook I bought when I sailed with them on their Rhone River cruise. This Easy Beef Stroganoff dish actually comes from Russia and is so easy to make. I can't wait to hear how much you loved it, too.
What's your favorite German dish? Let me know in the comments so I can try to find a recipe! And please let me know if you try one of these recipes. Enjoy!