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Cepelinai 2, Vilnius, Lithuania - Diliff.jpg
Cepelinai in a restaurant, served with cream sauce
Alternative names cepelinai
Type Dumpling
Place of origin Lithuania
Main ingredients Potatoes, ground meat or dry cottage cheese (curd) or mushrooms
Cookbook: Cepelinai  Media: Cepelinai
Large cepelinai in a restaurant with spirgai

Cepelinai or didžkukuliai (singular: cepelinas) is a popular dish in Lithuania, very similar to the Swedish Kroppkaka. They are a type of dumpling made from grated and riced potatoes and usually stuffed with ground 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[citation needed].

After boiling, the cepelinai are served with sour cream sauce and bacon or pork rinds.

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