Some of our American Christmas traditions come from German immigrants who came to our country years ago. Enjoy some of their favorite Advent dishes.
Mandelbrot is a German advent dish which means “almond bread”. However, this updated version replaces almonds with pecans. Just like the biscotti, the baked bread is sliced and baked again until crisp.
Plan ahead to make Sauerbraten,the classic German recipe – as it takes 2 to 3 days to prepare. First, you brine the recipe, slow cook in a Dutch oven and then serve drizzled with a flavorful gravy. Serve with spaetzle, or buttered noodles and sautéed green beans.
Sweet & Sour Red Cabbage
In this healthy festive German inspired side, red cabbage is cooked until crisp-tender and combined with grany smith apples, sweet onion, vinegar, brown sugar and cooked bacon to make a sweet and sour side dish for special occasions.
Schupfnudeln - German Potato Fritters
Forget the old-fashioned fries and try these traditional German-inspired noodle-like potato strips that kids or adults everyone would love alike. Serve on a special occasion or make a flavorful side for fast weeknight meals.
About Chef Robert
My food philosophy is simple; food should be a feast of all five senses. Meals should be based on simple, tasty and smart recipes that are easy to follow. Instead of serving processed junk, I prefer to use fresh & seasonal ingredients. I gravitate towards all cuisines that are BIG on flavor. By cooking at home, we can all eat healthier and save money.