Traditional German cuisine is rich and hearty, but it is also extremely delicious. German cuisine also differs widely during the year. Mushrooms, game, vegetables, they all have their season. It is the secret of many German dishes that they are cooked with local and fresh ingredients.
Germany is famous for its variety of bread and sausages – they are very often the alternative for meat in daily meals. Weisswurst is a typical Bavarian specialty. It is available from butcher shops everywhere in Germany these days, but you will hardly find a restaurant outside Bavaria that serves Weisswurst. Although Currywurst was invented in Berlin, it is now a favorite fast food throughout Germany.
Spätzle, Maultaschen and Black Forest Cake are the top hits in Baden-Württemberg. Rheinischer Sauerbraten (North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate), Thuringian Bratwurst and Handkäs mit Musik (Hessen) are well-known in Germany’s central states.
In the northern states seafood abounds, but there are also famous meat dishes like Königsberger Klopse and Grünkohl mit Pinkel. Labskaus consists of corned beef, potatoes, beetroot and herring.
Soups play an important role on the German menu. Light soups as a starter, or hearty soups and stews as the main dish, Germans love their soups.
Authentic Königsberger Klopse Recipe: A Taste of German Tradition Bauernfrühstück (Farmer’s breakfast) Bavarian Beer Roasted Pork Bavarian Leberkäse Beef Rouladen Beef with Green Sauce (Gekochtes Rindfleisch mit Grüner Sosse) Beer Bratwurst Braised with Onions and Apples Beer-Marinated Chicken Berliner Hoppelpoppel Bierocks – Meat and Cabbage Pies Black Forest Chicken Cordon Bleu Boiled Potatoes with Quark – Pellkartoffeln mit Quark Brägele – Fried Potatoes Brathering – Marinated Fried Herring Bratwurst Recipe Bratwurst With Sauerkraut and Potatoes Buletten Classical German Sausage Recipe Crispy German Potato Pancakes (Kartoffelpuffer) Currywurst Döppekuchen – Rheinland Potato Flan Easy Homemade German Spaetzle Recipe Eel in Dill Sauce Erbsensuppe mit Würstchen (Split Pea and Sausage Soup) Flädlesuppe – German Pancake Soup Fleischpflanzerl – Bavarian Specialty Gaisburger Marsch German Bratwurst Sauerkraut Casserole with Pretzels German Chicken Schnitzel German Knackwurst Recipe: A Delightful Culinary Journey German Meatballs with Sauerkraut German Onion Pie (Zwiebelkuchen) German Pork Schnitzel German Potato Soup (Kartoffelsuppe) German Sausage Soup Recipe German Sausage with Apples, Sauerkraut and Onions German-Style Fried Potatoes (Bratkartoffeln) German-Style Sausage and Potatoes Geschnetzeltes – Pork in Creamy Mushroom Sauce Goulash Soup (Gulaschsuppe) Grilled Meats & Vegetables with Baked Potatoes Grünkohl mit Pinkel (Kale with Sausage) Grünkohleintopf – Kale Stew with Smoked Meat and Sausages Gurkencremesuppe mit Kartoffeln – Cucumber Soup with Potatoes Hackbraten – Meatloaf Hochzeitssuppe – German Wedding Soup Holsteiner Schnitzel Jägerschnitzel Jägerspätzle Kalbsvögerl – “Little Veal Birds”! Kartoffelklöße (German Potato Dumplings) Kartoffelpuffer (German Potato Pancakes) Kohlrouladen – German Cabbage Rolls Krustenbraten – Crusted Pork Roast Labskaus Leberknödelsuppe – German Liver Dumpling Soup Liverwurst Recipe Markklößchensuppe – Bone Marrow Dumpling Soup Mettbrötchen – Raw Minced Pork Sandwich Mettwurst Recipe Mushroom Spätzle Pan Obatzda – German Cheese Dip Paprikaschnitzel Pichelsteiner Pork Medallions With Mushrooms (Schweinemedaillons mit Pfifferlingen) Potato Skins stuffed with Bratwurst, Beer-Caramelized Onions and Sauerkraut Rahmschnitzel Räuberfleisch Roast Goose (Gänsebraten) Roast Pork and Sauerkraut Roasted New Potatoes and Asparagus Rotkohl – German Red Cabbage Rotkohl – German Red Cabbage Sauerkraut Cheese Spätzle Sausage, Potato and Sauerkraut Soup Schäufele – Pork Shoulder Baden Style Schlachtplatte Schupfnudeln – German Potato Dumplings Schwäbische Käsespätzle – Swabian Cheese Spätzle Schweinebraten – German Pork Roast Schweineschnitzel (German Pork Schnitzel) Semmelknödel – Bavarian Bread Dumplings Semmelknödel mit Pilzen – German Bread Dumplings with Mushrooms Smoked Sausage and Cabbage Soup Spargel, or Why Germans are Crazy About Their Asparagus Speckeier – Eggs with Bacon Spiced Potato Soup (Kartoffelrahmsuppe) Spundekäs Swabian Meat Pockets – Maultaschen Swabian Potato Soup (Schwäbische Kartoffelsuppe) Sweet and Sour Cabbage with Bacon Traditional German Beef Rouladen Recipe Traditional Sauerbraten Recipe: A German Classic That Stands the Test of Time Vesper – German Snack Time Weißwurst, German White Sausage Westfälische Potthucke – Traditional German Potato Cake with Sausages White Asparagus Soup Wiener Schnitzel in Lemon Sauce Zwiebelrostbraten – Swabian Roast Beef with Fried Onions