Easy authentic German recipes? German food isn't normally put into the category of being quick and easy to make. That, however, is about to change! You'll find Oma's German recipes are actually easy to make. And ... so yummy!
Many of the German traditional cooking and baking recipes require many hours and ingredients not commonly found outside of Germany.
That's where this Oma needed to make changes. Take a look at my quick hack for making beef Rouladen for example. I created a recipe I call Flatladen. It's a simplified version of Rouladen, but with the same great tasting gravy!
Talk about easy and cheaper! Flatladen, aka "Flat Rouladen" , have become a favorite meal for all who have tried it.
Food that is both easy AND quick to make AND delicious AND so traditionally German!
That's me, Oma. And, only you'll know my secrets and hacks to preparing these dishes to resemble the old "tried and true" traditional methods with more modern ones.
For example, take my German Apple Strudel recipe. This one is one of my most often made dessert recipes, whether for guests or just hubby and me.
The original method is quite a process and has quite a learning curve. The dough is stretched to paper-thinness, the size of a table-top!
Now there's an easy way to make this. And, you can even make the vegan version, if you need that for guests.
In fact, this strudel is one of the quickest and easiest desserts there is! Perhaps you're looking to make a German Black Forest cake? You can choose to make the traditional way made from scratch. But, if you're in a hurry, there's an easy version made from a mix and a can!
Traditional German food ~ quickly and easily. Ready? Which will you start with?
Each region of Germany has its own favorite foods. However, the top 10 traditional German foods are:
Here are some of the most requested and favorite ones, ones that are so delicious and not that difficult to make:
This is an oft asked question, but is so really difficult to answer. Simply stated, with Germany being made up of a mix of cultures and regions, there really isn't just one national dish. Most regions have their own favorites, but among the very top ones are sauerbraten and rouladen.
However, there is one dish (according to a recent German poll) that is often considered the national dish ... Königsberger Klopse.
After all that good food, it's time for desserts, cakes, and tortes! There are so many to choose from. The most popular? Here they are:
Then, of course, there's Oktoberfest. The foods traditionally eaten there include schweinshaxe (pork hocks) and brathendl (roast chicken), so these could well be classified as national dishes as well.
Then, of course, there's the pretzel, known as brezel. We'll call it a national treat, whether served sweet or savory.
Here are my two sweet granddaughters, Lydia (on the left) and Alana, showing off Oma's unique German aprons and my newest cookbook.
These two have been so much fun to cook and bake with ever since they were little. We're looking forward to many more yummy kitchen adventures together making German food!
In fact, Lydia has come on staff here at Just like Oma. She loves, not only to cook and bake, but also all that tech stuff that happens behind the scenes. Check out her About Lydia page and see what she says.
Pull out your ingredients. Print off some recipes, and get ready to start cooking and enjoying easy, delicious German foods today!
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These delicious soups are truly made in no time at all, quick, as the title says, with ingredients that you most likely have on hand.
What a relief it is not having to go shop for ingredients you don’t know how to pronounce! Included in the book are many ideas of substituting the original ingredients and turning-up the taste a notch or totally changing the taste of the soup.
The directions are easy to follow and easy to understand. You’ll have no problem serving these soups to your guests. They are foolproof & yummy delicious!
What I love the most is that you add a little bit of this and a little bit of that. You don’t have to be exact at all with measuring the ingredients. And cutting up the vegetables doesn’t have to be pretty either.
Gerhild makes it so easy! She takes away the fear of messing up or trying something new.
‘Quick Fix Soups’ is a great addition to my recipe collection, one I don’t want to miss. Thank you, Gerhild, for inspiring us all and saving us time in the kitchen!
➤ Heidi Moellgaard
To those who don’t know Gerhild, she’s the Oma who put German cuisine on the map with her highly popular website, justlikeoma.com.
Oma dispelled, with great skill, my stereotypical view of beige-y sauce over beige-y sausage with beige-y sauerkraut and beige-y potatoes and finally – beige-y taste. I thought all German cuisine was the same – sausage. Boy was I wrong. Beautifully photographed, Oma’s recipes taste as scrumptious as they look.
Look out France, Spain and Italy. A new major European cuisine is about to give you a run for our palates!
➤ Ken Evoy, MD, Founder of SiteSell.com and creator of Solo Build It!
These German gingerbread cookies, or Lebkuchen, are such a traditional cookie to have for Christmas. They're very easy to make, there's no reason to buy them.
This German red cabbage recipe uses apples to enhance the flavor. Super easy to make and tastes even better when reheated the next day. Definitely a favourite!
Learn how to make pork hocks (Schweinshaxe), anytime you want something traditionally German and wonderfully delicious! A hearty Oktoberfest meal for any time of the year!
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