8 Traditional German Recipes You Need to Try

Sauerbraten: A classic German pot roast marinated in a mixture of vinegar, water, spices, and sometimes wine, then slow-cooked until tender. It's often served with potato dumplings and red cabbage.ith potato dumplings and red cabbage.

Wiener Schnitzel: Thin slices of veal, pork, or chicken are breaded and fried until golden brown and crispy. It's typically served with lemon wedges and potato salad or fries.

Bratwurst with Sauerkraut: Juicy grilled or pan-fried bratwurst sausages are served with tangy sauerkraut, mustard, and a side of crusty bread or potato salad.

Kartoffelsalat (German Potato Salad): A tangy and savory potato salad made with boiled potatoes, bacon, onions, vinegar, and mustard. It's a popular side dish at German gatherings and picnics.

Käsespätzle: Soft egg noodles (spätzle) are cooked and then layered with grated cheese, caramelized onions, and sometimes ham or bacon. The dish is baked until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

Apfelstrudel (Apple Strudel): Thin layers of flaky pastry dough are filled with a sweet mixture of apples, sugar, cinnamon, and raisins, then baked until golden brown.

Bienenstich (Bee Sting Cake): A delicious yeast cake filled with creamy vanilla custard and topped with a crunchy honey-almond topping. It's a favorite dessert for special occasions and celebrations.