Tired of turkey and ham for Christmas? Want to try something different? Have you thought about trying a German Christmas recipe?
If you are tired of turkey and ham and want to try something different for Christmas dinner, try these German Christmas recipes. You could make a German themed dinner for Christmas starting with these three German recipes.
For those who like to go goose hunting, there are two different goose recipes listed. You may find them different for any of the other recipes you have tried for cooking a goose.
For those who don’t hunt, you could find a goose at your local grocery store. If you can’t find a goose there, try an independent butcher shoppe. There may be meat processors who have geese for sale if they have a store front.
Here in South Central Kansas, there are a few of each of the independent butcher shops and meat processors. Sometimes, we can find deer, ducks and other wild game at some of these places.
If you are not sure about trying a goose for Christmas, a turkey may work in place of the goose. However, the change in poultry may not make the main course a true German dish.
I do have to warn you though, German dishes can be richer than one would think. My grandmother had made a few traditional German dishes and they were tart, sweet or a combination of the two. Those dishes also had a different flavor than most of us were accustom to.
German Christmas Dinner Recipes
There are three main course German Christmas dinner recipes below. Even though there are two German goose recipes listed, they are cooked differently.
Goose Christmas Dinner
This is a recipe for roasted goose and side dishes for a Christmas dinner. It has potatoes, brussel sprouts, and peach halves with cranberry sauce.
Pork Roast With Sauce
This is a pork roast recipe that is made with a red wine sauce. It also uses greens as part of the recipe. They list some side dishes to make to go with this German style pork roast.
Roast Goose With Brandied Fruit – Recipe for Roast Goose – Gaensebraten
This German roasted goose recipe is far different from the first goose recipe listed above. There is a stuffing recipe, goose recipe, and gravy recipe listed on the link above. There is a list of different items suggested to serve with this German roasted goose. There are links listed for the suggested side dishes for this German Christmas dinners too.