7 Tasty Oktoberfest-Inspired Recipes to Enjoy with a Cold One

Photo by: Brooke McLay
Fresh Potato Salad with Artichoke Hearts
This southern German potato salad adds artichoke hearts to give it fantastic flavor without adding much in the way of fat and ... more 
Photo by: Brooke McLay
Fresh Potato Salad with Artichoke Hearts
This southern German potato salad adds artichoke hearts to give it fantastic flavor without adding much in the way of fat and calories.
Ingredients
4 baking potatoes, peeled and diced
2 stalks of celery diced
All of the leaves and thin stalks from the heart of the celery, diced
A large bunch of fresh flat-leaf parsley, roughly chopped
1 jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained
3 tablespoons sun-dried tomatoes, roughly chopped
1/2 medium onion, chopped
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
3 tablespoons
olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
Directions
1. Add chopped potatoes to a saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil and cook over medium heat until tender. After cooked, drain and let cool.
2. Add all chopped vegetables, artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes, vinegar and olive oil to a large bowl, Add potatoes and toss. Add salt and pepper to taste less 
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Fri, Oct 4, 2013 12:22 PM EDT
Munich's Oktoberfest is a wonderland for lovers of German beer and food, with millions of liters of beer drunk and untold numbers of sausages, pretzels, and other German delights consumed over 16 days. If you can't make it all the way to Munich, cities from coast to coast host their own Oktoberfest to celebrate German-American heritage. But even if you're just staying home, October is a great time to celebrate German cooking, one of the great influences on American cuisine responsible for everything from mainstays like hamburgers, frankfurters, potato salad, and meatloaf to our national preference for beer over wine. Oktoberfest is also a time to dig a little deeper into the German cookbook and make use of some cozy fall ingredients like pork, potatoes, apples, cabbage, and butter. These rich foods can be nicely tempered by a cold, crisp beer. Pair them with your favorite Oktoberfest brew, a golden lager like you might find in Munich, or whatever gets you in the mood to put on your dirndl and crank some oom-pah music. Here are 7 German-inspired and German recipes that pair wonderfully with beer and are perfect for your Oktoberfest celebration. - By Elizabeth Stark and Brian Campbell



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