Within our adventures in cooking, we’ve always wanted to learn how to make more international things than just what’s familiar where we live. We’ll often choose a new culture or country outside our own to pay tribute to in our own kitchen, trying out different recipes and familiarizing ourselves with the flavours and ingredients that are typical to those regions. Recently, our grandparents have been working on mapping our family lineage and a lot of German ancestry has been discussed, so we’ve been feeling like now is the time to give German recipes a try! Luckily for us, the Internet is rich in suggestions and tips.
Just in case you’re feeling just as interested as we are, if not more, in the idea of learning how to make deliciously classic German dishes, here are 15 of the very best flavour combinations and recipes we’ve come across so far in our search for inspiration and guidance!
1. Sauerkraut stew with sausages
Anyone who has ever tried any type of classic German dish probably already knows that sauerkraut is a huge element of all kinds of different things! Additionally, sausage is quite a common ingredient as well, and we couldn’t be happier about that. This mouthwatering sauerkraut stew with sausages outlined on My Best German Recipes is the perfect example of what we mean.
2. German chicken paprikash
In your experience cooking recipes from other countries, do you find that your favourites are often creamy meat and sauce based dishes that you pour over rice, like curries? Well, German chicken paprikash might not be quite as spicy as some of the curries you’ll encounter from other regions, but the concept you already know you like is there and the flavour is practically drool-worthy. See what we mean in more detail on Tasty Kitchen.
3. German filled potatoes
When you’re eating out at a regular North American restaurant, are you the kind of starch lover that will often order twice baked potatoes? Well, we’re huge fans of those as well, so we certainly can’t say we blame you! Believe it or not, there’s a classic German version of a similar idea that’s just as delicious (maybe even more so), and My Best German Recipes has all the info for you.
4. German potato beer soup
Have we really caught your attention with this concept of scrumptious German recipes involving potatoes but you’re also still thinking about how much you like the sound of making a soup or stew as well, since the chill of fall is slowly setting in where you live? Well, who ever said you have to choose between the two? Instead, check out this fantastic German potato beer soup recipe outlined nice and clearly on Cooking Channel.