How to Eat Like You're in a German Beer Hall

By F&W Editors Posted February 25, 2016


Raucous, rowdy, beer-soaked German beer halls aren’t just great spots to carouse and suck down steins full of Kölsch; they also are destinations for delicious food. But you don’t need to fly to Berlin to get a taste. Here, the best recipes for German beer hall classics to make at home.

1. German-Style Pretzels

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These chewy pretzels look ultra-professional and taste amazing.

2. Sautéed German Sausages with Bacon and Apple Sauerkraut

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In Germany's Pfalz region, cooks braise sauerkraut with onions, apples, seasonings, a touch of sugar and a little of the region's Riesling wine, creating an addictive accompaniment for juicy weisswurst or bratwurst.

Related: Sausage Recipes

3. Crispy Wiener Schnitzel with Lingonberry Preserves

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These easy veal cutlets cook up in no time.

4. Paprika-Spiced Pork-and-Sauerkraut Stew

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Overnight marinating and slow cooking give this goulash deeply savory, complex flavors.

5. Bratwurst with Mustardy Fried Potatoes and Braised Cabbage

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Grilled bratwursts are delicious over crispy fried potatoes and tangy braised cabbage.

6. Bavarian Beer Hall Pork Shanks

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Crispy, tender pork shanks are shockingly easy to make at home.

7. Pork Schnitzel with Warm Potato Salad

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These unorthodox German-style pork cutlets are coated in panko for an extra-crispy crust.

8. Pretzel Dumplings

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Here’s a great idea for using up leftover pretzels.

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