Cepelinai

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Cepelinai
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Cepelinai in a restaurant, served with cream sauce and bacon
Alternative name(s) Didžkukuliai
Place of origin Lithuania
Main ingredient(s) Potatoes, minced meat or dry cottage cheese (curd) or mushrooms
Hyper Cepelinai in a restaurant.
Homemade cepelinai, served with sour cream

Cepelinai or Didžkukuliai (singular - cepelinas) are a Lithuanian national dish, also very popular in the northeastern part of Poland. They are a type of dumpling made from riced potatoes and usually stuffed with minced meat, although sometimes dry cottage cheese (curd) or mushrooms are used instead.

So named because their shape resembles that of a Zeppelin airship, 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 served with sour cream sauce and bacon or pork rinds.

Similar dishes can also be found in the other countries: Belarus, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Ukraine.[citation needed]

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