Lithuanian - Cepelinai (Alternate Recipe) Recipe

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Makes 10 servings



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Recipe Ingredients for Lithuanian - Cepelinai (alternate recipe)

10 lbs Yukon Gold Potatoes
4 medium boiled potatoes
1 lb lean ground beef
1 large egg
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1/4 cup milk
1 tbs fresh parsley or 1 tsp dried crushed parsley
1/2 tsp dried basil
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 garlic clove
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper

Recipe Directions for Lithuanian - Cepelinai (alternate recipe)

  1. Boil 4 potatoes 'til tender (boil with skins). Cool, peel put through ricer and set aside.

  2. Mix ground beef with beaten egg, crumbs, milk, onions, garlic and rest of spices, set aside.

  3. Peel raw potatoes, put (in batches) in food processor and pulse 'til consistency is like applesauce (or you can grate by hand into a bowl but use a small grater - it should be mushy in consistency).

  4. Put raw potato mush in a cheesecloth or linen tea towel (again in batches) and squeeze out all the moisture - keep liquid so starch can form on the bottom, 1/3 cup of starch has to be added back to the potato mixture.

  5. When all batches are done, add raw potatoes to riced potatoes, add salt to taste, about 1 1/2 to 2 tsp, add the starch and mix thoroughly.

  6. Save the left over starch to coat Zeppelins when forming with hands.

  7. Take a small portion of potato mixture (about size of lemon) make a flat patty in the palm of your hand, and put in a bit of meat filling, close and pat to form into a football shape if you have leftover starch rub some over the palms of your hands and put over the Zeppelin.

  8. If you should run out of meat, just make a round flat patty.

  9. Bring water to a boil; add some salt (use a large stock pot). Carefully put Zeppelins in water, bring back to a boil, and cook on medium to low setting, on a gentle boil, 'til done, about 1 - 11/2 hours. When stirring, use the back of a wooden spoon so you don 't break them.

Categories

Main Dish, Eastern European

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 607.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
600
Calories from Fat
40
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
4.4g
7%
Saturated Fat
1.6g
8%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
62mg
21%
Sodium
363mg
15%
Potassium
2997mg
86%
Total Carbohydrates
114.3g
38%
Dietary Fiber
12.4g
50%
Sugars
7.3g
Protein
28.2g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 102%
Calcium 10% Iron 41%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • High in potassium
  • High in vitamin B6
  • High in vitamin C
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