|Place of origin||Lithuania|
|Main ingredients||Potatoes, ground meat or dry cottage cheese (curd) or mushrooms|
Cepelinai are dumplings made from grated and riced potatoes and stuffed with ground meat or dry curd cheese or mushrooms. It has been described as a national dish of Lithuania, and is typically served as a main dish.
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. In Samogitia cepelinai are called "kleckā".
In Poland, it is known as kartacz. It is a part of the cuisine of Podlachia.
Large cepelinas served with spirgai
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- Albala, K. (2011). Food Cultures of the World Encyclopedia. Food Cultures of the World Encyclopedia. Greenwood. p. 3-PA226. ISBN 978-0-313-37626-9. Retrieved November 5, 2016.
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