How to Make Lithuanian Cepelinai Dumplings - Step-by-Step Instructions for Making Lithuanian Cepelinai Dumplings

Step-by-Step Instructions for Lithuanian Cepelinai or Zeppelin Dumplings

How to Make Lithuanian Cepelinai Dumplings - Step-by-Step Instructions for Making Lithuanian Cepelinai Dumplings

On a recent trip, we tried this awesome recipe for  Lithuanian Apple Cake that our host family made...

Lithuanian Recipe Apple Cake

Cepelinai, the Lithuanian national dish, with a side of bacon.  Cepelinai (which are named zeppelins after their shape) are a potato dumpling stuffed with meat. But I found some vegetarian recipes with mushroom or barley stuffing and I’m going to give it a shot sometimes. We’ll see how it goes.

Cepelinai, the Lithuanian national dish, with a side of bacon. Cepelinai (which are named zeppelins after their shape) are a potato dumpling stuffed with meat. But I found some vegetarian recipes with mushroom or barley stuffing and I’m going to give it a shot sometimes. We’ll see how it goes.

Lithuanian Koldūnai | Meat Dumplings (Recipe). Also known as virtiniai, koldunai are small dumplings similar to ravioli or Polish Pierogi.

Lithuanian Koldūnai | Meat Dumplings (Recipe). Also known as virtiniai, koldunai are small dumplings similar to ravioli or Polish Pierogi.

Lithuanian creamed mushrooms (grybai) recipe shared by a member of the Lithuanian Music Hall Association in Philadelphia

Lithuanian creamed mushrooms (grybai) recipe shared by a member of the Lithuanian Music Hall Association in Philadelphia

Potato Pancakes:  First thing to note is almost all traditional Lithuanian food includes potatoes (bulves). Thankfully that means most Lithuanian food is delicious and easy to make. To make potato pancakes you just grate potatoes and onion, let the mixture sit in a bowl for about 15 minutes, mash them together, fry them in a pan, and slather sour cream or cottage cheese (and even sometimes a mixture of both) on top. If you want to get really fancy, add some meat in the center for an even…

Potato Pancakes: First thing to note is almost all traditional Lithuanian food includes potatoes (bulves). Thankfully that means most Lithuanian food is delicious and easy to make. To make potato pancakes you just grate potatoes and onion, let the mixture sit in a bowl for about 15 minutes, mash them together, fry them in a pan, and slather sour cream or cottage cheese (and even sometimes a mixture of both) on top. If you want to get really fancy, add some meat in the center for an even…

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