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Oktoberfest appetizer ideas?

sacabeans Aug 13, 2011 10:13 PM

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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    cbauer Aug 18, 2011 06:05 AM

    cucumber salad
    Spaeztle with cheese
    Wurst platter with cheese cubes
    Wurst salat

    1. danionavenue Aug 16, 2011 05:51 PM


      I am German and we use to eat a casserole kind of like this one

      here is a cute appetizer http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

      Reuben sandwiches are always good too.

      1. linguafood Aug 14, 2011 09:11 AM

        Well, if you want to stay with the Bavarian theme (currywurst is a decidedly Prussian invention), how about:

        - obatzda
        - pork paté
        - schmaltz brot
        - radishes with salt

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        1. re: linguafood
          mamachef Aug 14, 2011 01:08 PM

          Nice. How do you KNOW all this stuff, linguafood? :)

          1. re: mamachef
            INDIANRIVERFL Aug 16, 2011 10:36 AM

            Daikon radishes cut in a single paper thin long spiral.
            Leberkase with mild mustard.
            Gyros. I know it originated in Istanbul, but it is ubiquitous at every fest in Bavaria.
            Pommes frits with mayo
            German Red Cross split pea soup. Sliced sausage costs extra.

            In order to be true to the original, your liter (mass) steins should be 2 thirds beer and one third suds.

          2. re: linguafood
            JungMann Aug 16, 2011 01:21 PM

            Nuts. I thought I was going to get to mention Obatzda and Griebenschmaltz: the perfect combination of fall apples and pork fat. If I'm going to have to be original here, I might think of things like puff pastry-wrapped sausages with assorted mustards and curry sauce (or just imagine how good they could be wrapped in pretzel dough); new potatoes fried in goose fat and served with dipping salts; mini pork cordon bleu on toothpicks; pan-fried leberkase on open face pumpernickel; turnovers filled with Kassler Rippchen and sauerkraut; cervelat and cheese on crackers; Schinken with apples. If you like pickled herring, that opens up even more canapes.

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            Nanzi Aug 14, 2011 09:01 AM

            Small potato pancakes served with sour cream & applesauce. They were a big item at a German restaurant I worked at for several years.

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            1. re: Nanzi
              Luna2372 Aug 14, 2011 10:21 AM

              Oh...I love those. Totally forgot about them. They're great. Plus they could hold many other savoury or sweet tastes. A little sour cream and caviar is NEVER remiss...LOL

            2. arktos Aug 14, 2011 07:27 AM

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

              1. mamachef Aug 14, 2011 04:14 AM

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

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                1. re: mamachef
                  Luna2372 Aug 14, 2011 10:19 AM


                2. PotatoHouse Aug 14, 2011 03:31 AM

                  Beer And Cheese Soup!

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                    tastesgoodwhatisit Aug 14, 2011 03:20 AM

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

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                      Luna2372 Aug 14, 2011 03:04 AM

                      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
                        sacabeans Aug 14, 2011 12:02 PM

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

                        1. re: sacabeans
                          Luna2372 Aug 24, 2011 11:47 PM

                          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

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