Side Dishes Recipes

Discover here great ideas for side dishes.

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Preparing black Salsify Vegetables, Recipe with many Tips

Here I show you my Black Salsify Vegetables. The black salsify is regionally also called winter asparagus, miner’s asparagus and asparagus of the poor man.

The season for this delicious root vegetable is from October to May.

The striking dark roots contain vitamins E, A, C and various B vitamins. They also contain the minerals potassium, magnesium, calcium and iron. The root also contains the fibre inulin, which supports the fat metabolism and harmonises the intestinal flora.

The wild black salsify was used in early times as a medicinal plant against the plague and snake bites. The vegetables originate from Southern Europe and have been cultivated here since 1700.

The root vegetable tastes excellent in butter glazed and is a great side dish to braised roast, duck and goose. 

Today I recommend you to perform like a surgeon in your kitchen! Since the black salsifies stick terribly when peeling, rubber gloves are a recommendable equipment!

Below you will find the detailed instructions with step by step photos.

Savoy cabbage

Savoy Cabbage with certainty, Recipe for Savoy Cabbage Vegetables

My Savoy Cabbage recipe I serve you in this post. Savoy cabbage is a great side dish for roasts, poultry and game. In autumn and winter it goes excellently with strong sauces, it simply works and is healthy! 

Did you know? The ruffled cabbage can compete with the lemon in terms of its vitamin C content. Therefore, many raw food fans eat the tender leaves without cooking and cut the leaves finely as an insert in autumnal and winter salads.

If you want to preserve your intestines, you prefer to boil the leaves, so the cabbage is more digestible.

The savoy cabbage has many regional names: Welschkohl, Welschkraut, Savoyenkohl, Savoyer Kohl, and Schavur are well-known names. In Swiss German it is called Wirz or Köhli and in Austria it is simply cabbage.

Please read on! Let us show you several variants of the preparation that will make you survive in all situations. Wish you good luck!

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Potato Puree simply ingeniously prepared

Here I would like to present you my Potato Puree recipe. A light, airy puree that comes creamy on the plate.

My vision of a perfect mashed potato is very close to the recipe of Joël Robuchon, the famous French star chef, who ennobled the mashed potatoes into something deliciously special as a dish.

In Germany, mashed potatoes are an everyday meal, which is usually served in every quality as a side dish. A dish that is usually underestimated in this country! A well made puree made of fresh potatoes is in its elegant simplicity a fine taste experience, which demands the palate but not overtaxed.

The puree is quickly prepared. I’ll show you how it goes and you succeed perfectly!

By the way, I answer cooking questions via the comment function. For now already good success and a good appetite!

Brussels Sprouts fry

Roast Brussels Sprouts and serve deliciously

Now comes my great recipe for Brussels Sprouts fry. Preparing the autumn and winter vegetables in a simple, excellent and tasty way is the subject of this article.

Maybe you don’t know the green cabbage buds yet! I’ll show you how to become a vegetable fan with this wonderful preparation. 

The dish is vegetarian, quick and easy to prepare. So your dinner will be light and healthy, because Brussels sprouts are as digestible as a light food.

Caramelized Brussels sprouts – you will lick your fingers after it!

I bet with you, with this food you inspire even your children and grandchildren: Guaranteed radiance with the small ones and no face acrobatics 😉

The preparation is quick and we can start right away. Let’s go to the kitchen, the food doesn’t cook itself.

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Beetroot Salad Recipe with Step by Step Photos

Today I show you my recipe Beetroot Salad with many step by step photos to prepare. The beetroot tastes best fresh and homemade.

If you know the beetroot only from the glass, then try this recipe. You can cook the turnips either in the pot, in the steam cooker or in the pressure pot. Prepared in the pressure pot, the turnips are ready in a flash.

After cooking, you can peel the boiled turnips under running cold water and then let them cool down. Then it goes into the marinade. 

I will show you how to prepare the marinade step by step in the following photos. Good luck!

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Prepare Butter Beans Recipe with Step by Step Photos

Here I show you my recipe for Butter Beans. The green beans prepared with butter are a popular side dish for various main courses.

In this article I show you an insider tip from the world of star gastronomy. It also includes information and tips on how to keep the beans green. I have documented the preparation for you step by step with photos.

Have fun reading and good luck!

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Bean Salad Recipe, prepare Salad with Green Beans

Here I show you my recipe Green Bean Salad. The green beans come in two variations… with pumpkin seed oil and… classic with vinegar-oil dressing. 

What has to be considered during preparation? What goes well with a bean salad? Which onion is right? Which vinegar promises a good taste? I’ll answer all these questions here in this article. 

The popular side salad goes well with many skin dishes with fish and meat. We appreciate its cooling effect when grilling and BBQ in summer. 

Get many tips for salad and dressing now. Good luck!

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Ratatouille Recipe for Provencal Vegetables with Step by Step Photos

Today I show you my Ratatouille Recipe. This is a Provencal vegetable with courgettes, peppers and tomatoes.

The step by step photos accompany you cooking yourself. First there is a story how I got to know the vegetables. Here you will find interesting information on how star chefs prepare vegetables.

Have fun reading, I am very happy about comments…

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Tomato Salad Recipe – prepare Salad with and without Vinegar

Today I’ll show you my recipe Tomato Salad. As variants I can offer you a paradise salad with or without vinegar.

Which herbs go with it? Which vinegar is the best? Here you will find some answers and a step-by-step guide with lots of photos. 

This salad is a wonderful accompaniment to various dishes with fish and meat.

In summer when grilling the salad is a great companion to grilled meat and sausages.

The red colour has given the fruit vegetable the name love apple. Men who eat a lot of it do something good for their prostate. Runs… makes healthy… and lively… 

Get many tips for salad and dressing now. Good success!

Glazed Apples

Making glazed Apples with Balsamico

Here I show you a simple recipe Glazed Apples with balsamic vinegar. This step by step guide accompanies you with many photos while cooking yourself.

I refine and combine the forbidden fruit of paradise with a balsamic vinegar reduction. This brings some acidity and a great taste to the previously grilled apple slices.

This fruity and sour side dish is an excellent accompaniment to cheese and especially goat cheese, game dishes and salads. 

I wish you all the best!


Potato Gratin Recipe – Gratin Dauphinois from the Star Kitchen

My Potato Gratin recipe I show you on this page. I got to know Gratin Dauphinois, as the recipe is called in French, during my apprenticeship in a restaurant that was awarded a star by the Michelin Guide.

The gratin is absolutely simple and consists only of potatoes, cream, garlic, butter, salt, pepper, nutmeg and cayenne pepper. Optionally you can add thyme or some broth.

The most important thing is, the original gratin comes without cheese on the table.

The gratin is a popular side dish with meat and fish, it goes excellently with roast lamb and steak.

Below you will find a few step-by-step photos of the recipe, which will help you cook it yourself. 

Wish you good luck and a good appetite!

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Potato Pancake Recipe for the simple Kitchen

Mhhh, today my Potato Pancake recipe comes into your kitchen. Grandma’s potato buffers are even available in a vegan version and that’s a reason to read on…

You can prepare your buffers with raw potatoes or with cooked ones. By the way, the buffer of boiled potatoes would then be a Berner Roesti. 

Stick with it now: there’s a simple recipe for you … no matter whether you want to serve the buffers with oat flakes and egg, without oat flakes and egg, with or without onion, as a side dish or as a classic with apple sauce.

I will answer your cooking question at the end of the page using the comment function. Until then I wish you a lot of fun reading and good luck! 

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Potato Fritter Recipe for German Reibekuchen with Step by Step Photos

I’ll show you my Potato Fritter recipe for German Reibekuchen today. Many of us know potato fritter as a side dish or as a fasting dish with apple compote.

The potato pancakes have a lot of names in Germany: Erdäpfelpuffer, Reiberdatschi, Reibeplätzchen, Kartoffelpfannkuchen und Kartoffelplätzchen are common. I only found Potato pancakes and Crispy potato grater cakes as names in english. Its funny for me, “cake” in Germany is always sweet… Please write me about the comment function if you know a better designation.

You will find the most important questions answered below, plus many ideas for your own variations and step-by-step photos. 

You can send me your cooking question via the comment function. Have fun reading and good luck! 

Bratkartoffeln in der Pfanne klassisch mit Zwiebeln.

Fried Potatoes Recipe with Step by Step Photos

My Fried Potatoes recipe I show you on this page. Many step by step photos accompany you while preparing.

You can use cooked or raw potatoes, raw potato slices must then first make a free float in the hot oil, only then these become cooked. The fried roast potatoes are my second choice at home. I don’t like the smell of the deep fryer. Many cooks put the cooked potato slices first in the deep fryer and then in the pan. This is faster and saves time.

Today I prepare the original fried potatoes in the pan. I deliberately added onions to this recipe, so the taste experience is round.

You can send me cooking questions using the comment function. Have fun reading and good luck! 

Potatoes from the oven with herbs. These halved early potatoes taste very good as baked potatoes.

Baked Potatoes Recipe with Step by Step Photos

My Baked Potatoes recipe I show you in this post. The step by step instruction with many photos accompanies you cooking yourself.  

The potatoes from the oven are a popular side dish or as crispy finger food, instead of French fries, with various dips and cold sauces worth a try.

The preparation time is about 5 minutes and the preparation time about 30 minutes.

Forgotten the side dishes? Then quickly read on and prepare delicious, healthy potato wedges yourself.

By the way, I answer cooking questions via the comment function. For now already good success and a good appetite!

Spinach Recipe

Spinach Recipe for Spinach Vegetables with Whole Leaves

My Spinach recipe I show you in this post. Leaf spinach is a popular side dish and the preparation is quick and easy. 

Did you know? Leaf spinach belongs to the goosefoot family and is related to chard and beetroot. The green leafy vegetables contain vitamins A, B1, B2, niacin, B6, C and E – as well as magnesium, calcium and folic acid.

Doesn’t that sound exciting? A new study has shown: The green leaves help to lose weight and prevent ravenous hunger attacks.

That’s reason enough to follow Popeye… Today we prepare the leafy vegetables step by step together. Wish you good luck and a good appetite!

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Cream Spinach Recipe, Spinach with Blubb Step by Step prepare

My Cream Spinach recipe I show you today in this post.

The leaf spinach is super healthy, it helps to lose weight and alleviates cravings. The freshly prepared spinach tastes much better than the frozen spinach from the pack.

As a side dish, it is a pleasure to put on the table, so today we want to take care of the preparation. I wish you good luck and a good appetite!

Freshly prepared spaetzle as a side dish.

Spaetzle Recipe for Original German Noodles named Spätzle

Today I’ll show you my Spaetzle recipe. We want to have a closer look at the popular side dish and then prepare it ourselves.

We also know Spätzle by the names Spaetzla, Spatzen and Spaetzli. It is a Swabian or Alemannic pasta in elongated form. The related knöpfle are rather round in shape and at home in the region of Baden-Württemberg and in Bavarian Swabia.

In Austria this pasta is called Nockerl.

Spaetzle, Knoepfle and Nockerl are egg pasta from fresh egg with an irregular form. The surface of this noodle is rough and porous, it absorbs sauces well.

How to cook Spaetzle: The whipped, tough dough is scraped in the traditional production over a Spätzle board (wooden board) directly into the boiling salt water.

Depending on the consistency of the dough, the spaetzle slicer produces short buttons or elongated spaetzle. The recipe presented here is a Bavarian-Austrian joint production and brings you delicious Spaetzle on your plate.

Wish you good luck and a good appetite!

Blue Cabbage – Red Cabbage Recipe with Instructions and Video all Tips of the Professional Kitchen

Today I show you my chef recipe for the Blue Cabbage – Red Cabbage

Here you find a funny little story from Christiane. She was born in Northern Germany in Hamburg. This is interesting because it contains a funny red cabbage story: At a time when she was a baby, her mom had a neighbour in Hamburg who was completely unexperienced in cooking and who liked to pick up cooking tips from her.

The mum therefore explained the red cabbage preparation to her: red cabbage, apples, onion, lard, cider vinegar, pepper, salt, sugar and allspice, bay leaves and cloves which are called ‘Nelken’ in Germany. The lady, the neighbour cooked it that way – with the ‘Nelken’! But ‘Nelken’ are in Germany also beautiful flowers, i.e. carnations and not only the special spice cloves 😉

So, please take the spice – the cloves! The great recipe for the blue cabbage – red cabbage from me can be found at the end of this page. Please also share this post on Facebook, thank you!

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My Recipe for Oven Vegetables, delicious Oven Vegetables quickly prepare

My Oven Vegetables recipe I show you in this post. I really like to prepare oven vegetables.

In less than 35 minutes and in only 10 minutes preparation time the vegetables are put on the plate.

The oven vegetables are suitable as a vegan main course. I like to serve the grilled vegetables with different dips and cold sauces. In the article you will find the corresponding ideas.

For meat eaters, vegetables from the oven are a quick and practical side dish. I am looking forward to your comments and remarks. Share this recipe with your friends on Facebook.

Making French Fries yourself, the Chef Step by Step Cooking School

Today I show you step by step how to make your own French fries in my recipe for Homemade French Fries. Promised: These Super French fries are crispy brown and velvety inside.

In addition to the right type of potato, the even cutting of the potato sticks and the right frying fat are decisive for success. You will find all the information you need below.

I’ll tell you a French fries secret right at the beginning:
French fries made from raw potatoes have to be fried twice so that they turn brown. The first frying pass is called “blanching French fries” by chefs. Once the fries have completed the first, 3-5 minutes of free swimming in the frying fat, they should cool down for a few minutes. This allows the starch to escape during the second frying and the french fries become really brown and crispy.

Take a look at the step-by-step instructions with photos, then you can get to work right away.

I am happy if you succeed your French fries perfectly, share this contribution please on Facebook with your friends. Thanks a lot!

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Bavarian Cabbage Salad – Coleslaw, Recipe with Video and Tips from the Bavarian Chef

Today I show you my recipe Bavarian Coleslaw. The cabbage salad with bacon or without bacon tastes good in summer with a barbecue, it goes very well with roast pork and generally as a side dish in mixed salads with various dishes.  

Besides the warm and cold cabbage salad I show you a fine cabbage salad dressing and briefly explain the specialities of Bavarian and Viennese cabbage salad.

You will find the video “Preparing Coleslaw” as a step-by-step guide. I am happy if this contribution is a help in your kitchen and wish you good luck. Please share!

Napkin Dumpling Recipe, Kitchen Story with two Cooking Videos and Star Chef Tips for perfect Napkin Dumpling

Making napkin dumplings yourself, this article with my Napkin Dumpling recipe shows you a great overview of how to prepare the delicious dumplings.

Serviettenknödel is a generic term, here are the best known recipe variations clearly summarized:

  1. Preparing napkin dumplings with rolls
  2. Recipe Bohemian yeast dumplings with yeast dough
  3. Recipe pretzel dumplings after Alfons Schuhbeck from the year 1993

In the cooking video “Preparing Napkin Dumplings”  you can follow everything step by step.  

Napkin dumplings in the foil … in the aluminium foil … or prepare it in the cloth napkin? You will find an overview of all variants and advantages here!

I wish you good luck! I am happy if you share this article on Facebook with your friends.

Grilled green Asparagus

Roasted Asparagus in the Oven, simple Recipe for the Asparagus Time

Today I present to you with the recipe Fried Asparagus one of my favorite ways of preparing asparagus.

This is the fried asparagus, either from the oven or from the pan. The roast asparagus works with green asparagus and white asparagus, but the spears should not be too thick, but you can also halve the length of the asparagus.

The recipe Roasted Asparagus can be found at the end of this page. I would be happy if you try this, this way of cooking asparagus provides variety in the asparagus season. Please share this article with your friends!

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You will find traditional recipes for side dishes by professional chef Thomas Sixt on this page!

Recipes for side dishes can be found on this page. Discover safe cooking recipes for vegetable side dishes, saturation side dishes and side dishes salads.

Be inspired by the following recipes and conjure up delicious dishes on your table.

I wish you a lot of fun while trying and tasting… Good luck!  Discover more ideas for cooking yourself in the cook blog

To make it easier for you I have sorted the typical inserts by subcategories…

Vegetable side dishes – Saturation side dishes – Side dishes salads – Side dishes potato salads