When it comes to German cuisine, most people think of sausages and sauerkraut. While these are indeed popular dishes in Germany, there’s much more to it than that! You can also find savory potato recipes that use potatoes as the main ingredient, such as potato pancakes or potato dumplings. Here are 7 delectable German potato recipes you’ll love to try out!
The Perfect Mash
There’s nothing quite like a big bowl of mashed potatoes. They’re comforting, satisfying, and can be made in so many different ways. If you’re looking for a new twist on this classic dish, why not try one of these delicious German potato recipes? All seven of them are guaranteed to please!
In the mood for something hearty and savory? The schnitzel will definitely hit the spot. Made with thinly-sliced pork cutlets that are breaded and fried, this traditional dish is served with creamy horseradish sauce or tartar sauce as well as ketchup – both included in the recipe below!
If you want something lighter but still crave a good potato fix, then whip up some smashed potatoes.
As the weather cools down, there’s nothing quite like a piping hot bowl of soup to warm you from the inside out. Here are seven delicious German potato soup recipes to try this season. Garlicky Potato Soup with Cabbage and Bacon A savory dish that’s perfect for cold nights, this soup will fill you up and make you feel good. Try it topped with sour cream or avocado slices. Vegetarian Potato Leek Soup with Basil Oil: For an easy vegan meal, this recipe is perfect for vegetarians as well as meat eaters who don’t want meat in their dish. Basil oil and bacon bits add some pizzazz to an otherwise basic dish. Add cubed cheddar cheese on top for a more decadent experience. Creamy Potato Soup with Caramelized Onions: For something rich and creamy but not too heavy, give this recipe a go!
Oven Baked Potatoes
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cut potatoes into thin wedges and spread on a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt, pepper, and any other desired spices. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until potatoes are golden brown and crispy. Serve immediately. Add cheese, sour cream, green onions, broccoli, mushrooms. Make this dish even more amazing by topping the baked potatoes with shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, chives, chopped fresh broccoli and sliced fresh mushrooms! Sweet Potato Pancakes: Combine mashed sweet potatoes (1 1/2 cups), flour (1 cup), eggs (2), baking powder (1 tsp) in bowl. Mix well. Heat frying pan over medium heat. Pour about 1/4 cup of batter per pancake onto hot skillet. Cook pancakes about 2 minutes per side or until golden brown on both sides; repeat process as necessary. Serve topped with maple syrup, butter, cinnamon sugar mixture (mix together 1 tbsp each of cinnamon and sugar).
Frittata with Potatoes and Tomatoes
This frittata is bursting with flavor thanks to the addition of diced tomatoes and fresh herbs. It’s the perfect dish for a weekend brunch or weekday lunch. And, it’s super easy to make! Simply sauté some diced potatoes and onions, then add in some chopped tomatoes and fresh herbs. Once the eggs are added and everything is cooked through, you’ll have a delicious frittata that everyone will love.
Crispy Roasted Potatoes with Herbs
Preheat oven to 400F. Cut potatoes into thin wedges and spread on a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt, pepper, and herbs. Roast in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes until golden brown and crispy. Serve immediately. Recipe can be doubled or tripled depending on how many people you are serving. Garnish with chives or parsley if desired. These potatoes are delicious as a side dish or as an appetizer served alongside any meat dishes like pork tenderloin, chicken cordon bleu, or meatballs!
Potato Pancakes – Pfannkuchen
Pfannkuchen are a type of potato pancake that is popular in Germany. They are made with grated potatoes, onion, egg, flour, and salt and pepper. They are usually fried in butter or oil and served with applesauce or sour cream. Potato Soup – Kartoffelsuppe: Kartoffelsuppe is a dish of soup made from potatoes and other vegetables, meat, broth and spices. The soup is typically boiled for 30 minutes before serving. It can be seasoned with salt and pepper to taste.
Stuffed Sweet Potatoes – Zwiebeln
Zwiebeln are a type of sweet potato that is commonly used in German cooking. They are small and brown, with a slightly nutty flavor. When cooked, they become very soft and fluffy, making them ideal for stuffing. To make stuffed sweet potatoes, simply bake the potatoes until they are soft, then stuff them with your favorite fillings. Common fillings include sauerkraut, cheese, bacon, and onions. Bake the potatoes for an additional 10-15 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together. Serve hot and enjoy!