Authentic German Potato Recipes

"Mmmm, these German potato recipes are delicious, try them today"

Everyone loves them, however, have you cooked any German potato recipes? Here I have listed my favourite recipes. Potato dumplings, german potato salad, parsley potatoes as well as the mashed variety.

Potatoes are low in fat and a great source of fibre. They are very nutritious and packed with vitamins such as vitamin C and B1 and potassium. Potatoes are a great food for children and the whole family to enjoy.

Make sure you store them properly though:
A cool, dark place is best.
Make sure it's well-ventilated to avoid any greening.
Remove potatoes from plastic bags.
Don't store in the fridge or next to any strong-smelling foods.

The Germans are big fans of the spud, especially the fried kind (Bratkartoffeln). Or just plain boiled (Salzkartoffeln).

My children are particularly fond of mashed potatoes (Kartoffelpuree) and for a change we add different ingredients such as carrots, garlic or herbs.

If you are looking for a great German Potato Salad recipe, then use my authentic German recipe.

Potatoes cooked the German way

Salzkartoffeln (potatoes boiled in saltwater)
Petersilienkartoffeln (potatoes, normally boiled without salt, but with parsley
Pellkartoffeln (potatoes boiled in their skins, eaten with butter and salt
Kartoffelbrei or Kartoffelpuree (mashed potatoes with milk or cream)
Kartoffelsalat (potato salad)


German Pan Fried Potato Recipe - Bratkartoffeln
A versatile potato recipe that your family will love. I often serve German pan fried potatoes with a mixed salad, boiled eggs and tuna. It's now become one of my childrens' favourite recipes.

Authentic German Potato Salad Recipe
My German mother-in-laws authentic recipe. Easy to make, tasty German potato salad to serve with German schnitzel, your favourite meat dish and a must for barbecues. It will certainly become a favourite in your house!

Hot German Potato Salad Recipe
Another delicious recipe potato salad recipe.

Potato Noodles - Schupfnudeln
A bit fiddly to make, but worth it. Make a large batch and freeze the rest for another day. Serve these German potato noodles with sauerkraut or apple compote. The choice is yours!

German Potato Pancake Recipe (Reiberdatschi)
A great recipe for the kids. They can help prepare these German potato pancakes and enjoy the taste of their creation.

Parsley Potato Recipe (Petersilienkartöffleln)
Just add chopped parsley to boiled potatoes to jazz them up a little.

German Potato Dumplings (Kartoffelknoedel)
German potato dumplings. Serve with your favourite meat dish. A bit fiddly to make, but once you get the hang of how to make them, they'll be a regular on your menu.

Potato Side Dish Recipes - Croquette Potatoes (Kartoffelkrapfen)
Make your own croquette potatoes, beats buying frozen every time.

German Mashed Potato Recipe (Kartoffelpuree)
Yes I know you can already make mashed potatoes, but just in case you've forgotten how delcious mashed spuds are, here's how to make perfect mash.


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Zachary - USA
Tremendous website. I lived in Germany for almost 14 years. Your recipes have me excited about getting back into German cooking. Thanks so much!