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Aug 13, 2011 10:13 PM

Oktoberfest appetizer ideas?

I know it is early to be thinking about this but I am having an Oktoberfest appetizer party and want to have plenty of fall-type foods that will make the cut for this shin-dig. Any appetizer ideas beyond the brats in beer and soft pretzels? Looking for foods that will be easy to eat/handle. Thanks!

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  1. Shredded pork tarts with cranberry glaze. Mini Spicy Pumpkin Quiches. Good toasted rounds of bread with good german cheese.

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    1. re: Luna2372

      Sounds insane! Do you have any recipes for the above mentioned items?

      1. re: sacabeans

        Sorry Saca,

        they are kinda feel your way thru them for me. I'm a risk taker.

        A good pork shouldler seared off, and then cooked like pot roast with mustard, fennel seed and apple juice until it shreds. Moisten with jus. Mound it on a tartlet shell..home made or store bought..then drizzle either home made cranberry glaze or thin down some store bought jelly. Bake until bubbles. ? Sorry I know that is vague.

        Same with the Pumpkin Quiche. Think mini pumpkin pies but more savoury. A pinch of cayanne, or chilis...Also maybe BACON!

        Try all recipes 2 weeks before you party! Feed all your close friends with them until they are sick of it....then they'll leave the perfect recipes for other guests!

        party secret #12,397

    2. Kebabs? I remember having great Turkish street food in Munich.

        1. Mini savory strudels (use puff pastry) with kraut, sausage, cheese, onions.

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          1. Currywurst with toothpicks would work. Google it, It is Germany's #1 fast food with a cult-like following.