Oktoberfest Recipes

Delicious Oktoberfest recipes and menu ideas are an essential part of any autumn celebration. Pay homage to the harvest season and plan a fabulous Oktoberfest appetizer, main course, and dessert. 

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Before you start thinking about your menu, be sure to send online Oktoberfest invitations to set the stage for your party and share important event details. Digital invitations can be customized and sent from your phone in minutes. Best of all, you can gather RSVPs online and easily determine the number of guests before you plan your menu and purchase ingredients.

Here are 5 menu ideas and recipes for Oktoberfest foods:

Oktoberfest Appetizers

1. Soft Pretzels
Bake delicious soft pretzels for a fantastic Oktoberfest recipe. Supply a side dip of sweet, sharp, or tangy mustard to complement the soft pretzels.

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  •  4 teaspoons dry yeast
  •  1 teaspoon white sugar
  •  1 ¼ cups warm water
  •  5 cups flour
  •  ½ cup white sugar
  •  1 ½ teaspoons salt
  •  1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  •  ½ cup baking soda
  •  4 cups hot water
  •  ¼ cup kosher salt
  1. Dissolve the yeast and 1 teaspoon of sugar in warm water for around ten minutes.
  2. Mix the flour, ½ cup of sugar, and salt together in a bowl. Add the oil and mixture of yeast in the center of the dry ingredients. Mix the ingredients together until they turn into dough. Add one tablespoon of water if the mixture is dry.
  3. Knead the dough for eight minutes. Coat the dough with oil, place it in a large bowl, and cover it with plastic wrap. Let it rise for around one hour to double the size.
  4. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
  5. In a large bowl, dissolve the baking soda in hot water.
  6. Coat a large cutting board with flour, place the dough on top, and divide the dough into twelve pieces.
  7. Roll the dough into a rope form, shape it into a pretzel, and dip it into the baking soda solution.
  8. Grease a baking sheet and place the pretzels on top. Sprinkle the pretzels with kosher salt.
  9. Bake the pretzels in the oven for eight minutes.

2. Currywurst
Purchase bratwurst style sausages, cook them, and cut them into pieces. Whip up some curry ketchup for a pop of flavor. Pour the curry ketchup over the sausages and sprinkle curry powder over the delightful treat. Serve the Currywurst with bread rolls.

Main Course

3. Potato Pancake with Toppings
Make delicious potato pancakes to celebrate Oktoberfest with a few simple ingredients such as potato shreds, eggs, flour, salt, ground pepper, and vegetable oil. Add flavorful toppings such as ham and sauerkraut, smoked salmon, and BBQ curry chicken.

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  • 4 large potatoes
  • 1 yellow onion and onion 
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 2-4 tablespoons of all-purpose flour to thicken the mixture. 
  • Salt + pepper
  • 1 cup of vegetable oil
  1. Grate the potatoes and onion together, then drain the excess liquid. 
  2. Add the remaining ingredients. 
  3. Drop the mixture by mounds into hot oil, then flatten with the back of a spatula.
  4. Fry, turning once, until the potato cakes are golden brown and crispy. 

4. Beer-Marinated Chicken
Continue the Oktoberfest tradition and incorporate beer into the main course. Make a mouth-watering beer-marinade for your chicken with peanut oil, German mustard, German beer, lemon juice, garlic, salt, pepper, basil, thyme.


5. German Dark Chocolate Cherry Brownies
Create an end to a great day with sticky, gooey melt-in-your-mouth fudge brownies. Top with walnuts for an optional flourish.

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