Lithuanian - Cepelinai Recipe

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Makes 6 servings



Lithuanian Potato-Meat Dumplings are known as "zeppelins" because of their shape. http://easteuropeanfood.about.com/od/lithuaniannoodles/r/zeppelins.htm

Recipe Ingredients for Lithuanian - Cepelinai


Dumpling Mixture:
8 large Idaho potatoes, peeled and finely grated
2 large Idaho potatoes, peeled, boiled and riced
1 medium onion, peeled and finely grated
1 teaspoon salt

Meat Mixture:
1 pound ground pork
1 medium onion, peeled and finely chopped
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 large egg

Recipe Directions for Lithuanian - Cepelinai

  1. In a large bowl, mix all the meat ingredients thoroughly. Refrigerate until ready to use.

  2. Add a drop or two of lemon juice to the grated potatoes so they don't turn brown. Place them in a fine-mesh cheesecloth or cotton dish towel and twist over a large bowl to get rid of the excess water. Pour off the water, reserving the potato starch at the bottom of the bowl.

  3. Unwrap the cheesecloth and place potatoes in bowl with the potato starch you reserved from the bottom of the bowl. Add the riced boiled potatoes, grated onion and salt. Mix well.

  4. Put a large stockpot of water on to boil. To form the zeppelins, take about 1 cup of dumpling mixture and pat it flat in the palm of the hand. Place 1/4 cup or more of meat mixture in the center and, using slightly dampened hands, fold the potato mixture around the meat into a football shape, sealing well. Continue until both mixtures are gone.

  5. Carefully lower dumplings into salted, boiling water to which 1 tablespoon of cornstarch has been added (to prevent dumplings from falling apart). Make sure water returns to the boil and continue boiling for 25 minutes. Remove dumplings, drain briefly on a clean dish towel and place on a heated platter.

  6. Drench dumplings with gravy or pass it in a gravy boat at the table.

Categories

Main Dish, Eastern European

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 737.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
559
Calories from Fat
37
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
4.1g
6%
Saturated Fat
1.3g
6%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
90mg
30%
Sodium
868mg
36%
Potassium
2887mg
82%
Total Carbohydrates
100.2g
33%
Dietary Fiber
15.4g
62%
Sugars
8.7g
Protein
31.6g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 207%
Calcium 7% Iron 24%
* 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 dietary fiber
  • High in niacin
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in potassium
  • High in thiamin
  • High in vitamin B6
  • Very high in vitamin C
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