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All-in-one guide for hosting your own Oktoberfest feast: roasted pork knuckle, sweet-tart red cabbage, cheesy noodle dumplings, & flaky apple strudel!
Oktoberfest Party Guide
Prep Time
2 hrs
Cook Time
4 hrs
Total Time
6 hrs
 

All-in-one guide for hosting your own Oktoberfest feast: roasted pork knuckle, sweet-tart red cabbage, cheesy noodle dumplings, & flaky apple strudel!

Course: Desserts, Main Dishes, Side Dishes
Cuisine: German
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 600 kcal
Recipe: Mountain Cravings
Ingredients
Produce
  • 1 1/2 lb. red cabbage
  • 3 white onions
  • 1 large yellow onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 lb. baking apples
  • 2 tart apples
Meat
  • 2 large pork knuckles
Dairy
  • 3 eggs
  • 10 T. butter
  • 6 oz. butterkäse or melting cheese like fontina or mild gouda
  • whipped cream optional
Baking
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 2 T. vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
Spices
  • 2 T. salt
  • 1/2 t. pepper
  • 1/2 t. cinnamon
  • 1/2 t. nutmeg
  • 1/2 t. ground cloves
Other
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 t. lemon juice
  • 2 T. raisins
Alcohol
  • 12 oz. dark lager
  • 1 T. dark rum
  • 12 bottles märzen or oktoberfest beer to fill 4 steins
(Optional) Cheese Plate
  • 3-5 hearty cheeses camembert, alpkäse, swiss, gruyère, emmentaler
  • 1/2 cup fig butter
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
(Optional) Pretzels & Mustard
  • 1 bag thick pretzels
  • 1 cup coarse grainy mustard
Instructions
The Day Before
  1. Open the pork shank packaging to let the skin dry overnight in the fridge for ultimate crispiness!

The Morning Of
  1. Make apfelstrudel and bake. Let cool completely before covering with plastic and storing in the fridge.

  2. Slice onion into thick halves for schweinshaxe.

  3. Slice 2 onions into thin rings for käsespätzle.

  4. Dice yellow onion for rotkohl.

  5. Grate cheese for käsespätzle.

  6. Thinly slice cabbage for rotkohl.

  7. Thinly slice tart apples for rotkohl.

Three Hours Before
  1. Begin roasting schweinshaxe.

  2. Caramelize onions for käsespätzle.

  3. Make dough for käsespätzle.

One Hour Before
  1. Make rotkohl. Cover and keep warm in oven if done early.

  2. Make käsespätzle. Cover and keep warm in oven if done early.

Ready To Eat
  1. Turn up the oven to finish roasting .

  2. When schweinshaxe is done, reduce oven to 200°. Remove plastic from apfelstrudel and warm in the oven while you eat so it's ready after the meal. Don't warm for longer than an hour.

Notes

All "The Morning Of" prep work could also be done the day before if that's more convenient.