Oktoberfest Recipes - Frikadellen

Get out your lederhosen, and frost up that beer mug, we're getting ready to celebrate Oktoberfest!
Bratwurst, knockwurst, kraut, potato pancakes, goulash and more!  Get your strudel on let's cook some German Food!  Oktoberfest is running now through October 3, 2011.


Frikadellen are German, pan-fried meat patties.  These small burgers are usually served to you with mustard and sides of potato salad in pubs.
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tsp. oil
  • 1 piece of day-old bread, softened in warm milk and squeezed dry
  • 1 lb. ground beef (or half beef and half pork)
  • 1 egg
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
Place chopped onion in a small bowl, drizzle with 1 tsp. oil, cover with plastic wrap and microwave 2-3 minutes, or until onions are softened.  You can add the onions raw if you prefer.

Break bread into small pieces into a medium bowl.  Add meat and the remaining ingredients along with the cooked onion and mix well.

Heat 1 Tbsp. butter and 1 Tbsp. olive oil in a medium frying pan.  Form 6-8 small patties and fry over medium-high heat until browned on both sides and cooked through.
Serve with mustard, potato salad and a cold beer.
These are good warm or cold on a sandwich!


  1. I love this post today, Patti! The addition of the Oompah Band is great! Recipe sounds good too. xo,

  2. Yum! Add celery and dill and you have Meat Cakes, one of my families favorites-love Octoberfest:@)

  3. Mmmmm so simple , yet sooo good. I just love your recipes and page...


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