Cepelinai

Cepelinai
Cepelinai served with sour cream sauce and bacon bits
Alternative names Didžkukuliai
Type Dumpling
Place of origin Lithuania
Main ingredients Potatoes, ground meat or dry cottage cheese (curd) or mushrooms
Cookbook: Cepelinai  Media: Cepelinai

Cepelinai (lit. 'zeppelins'; singular: cepelinas) or didžkukuliai is a traditional Lithuanian dish of stuffed potato dumplings.[1] The dumplings are made from grated and riced potatoes and stuffed with ground meat or dry curd cheese or mushrooms. It has been described as a national dish of Lithuania,[2][3] and is typically served as an entree.[1]

So named because their shape resembles that of a Zeppelin airship,[1] cepelinai are typically around 10–20 cm long, although the size depends on where they are made: in the western counties of Lithuania cepelinai are made bigger than in the east.

After boiling, the cepelinai are often served with sour cream sauce and bacon bits[1] or pork rinds.

In Poland, it is known as kartacz. It is a part of the cuisine of Podlachia.

Similar dishes include Polish pyzy, Swedish kroppkaka, Acadian poutine râpée, Norwegian raspeball and German Kartoffelklöße.

References

  1. 1 2 3 4 Jacob, J.; Ashkenazi, M. (2014). The World Cookbook: The Greatest Recipes from Around the Globe, 2nd Edition [4 Volumes]: The Greatest Recipes from Around the Globe. ABC-CLIO. pp. 793–794. ISBN 978-1-61069-469-8. Retrieved November 5, 2016.
  2. Albala, K. (2011). Food Cultures of the World Encyclopedia. Food Cultures of the World Encyclopedia. Greenwood. p. 3-PA226. ISBN 978-0-313-37626-9. Retrieved November 5, 2016.
  3. McLachlan, G. (2008). Lithuania. Bradt Guides. Bradt Travel Guides. p. 61. ISBN 978-1-84162-228-6. Retrieved November 5, 2016.


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