Zeppelin (Cepelinai)
30-60 Min
Light dish

„The dish, which I decided to introduce to you is symbolic and nostalgic. Zeppelin is a Lithuanian national dish and I learned how to prepare it while living in Vilnius, where I spent 10 years.  I was fascinated by cooking in that period. I think that cooking is an art. I enjoy   the preparation process, hosting friends and family members. Despite the professional regime and lifestyle, we, the ballerinas are gourmets.“ - Maiko Dolidze, soloist of the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theater

6 6 Potatoes
200 200 gr. Minced meat
1/2 1/2 Onion
50 50 gr. Sour cream
50 50 gr. Mushrooms
2 2 Salt
1/2 1/2 teaspoon Black pepper
100 100 gr. Bacon
step 1
Place the beef or mixed mined meat in a bowl; add finely chopped onion, 1/2 tsp salt and a pinch of pepper. Cook 2 pieces of potatoes with skin, let it cool, peel off and grate on a fine grater.
step 2
Grind the remaining 4 uncooked potatoes on a fine grater, place the grated mass on the gauze and strain well. Place the strained liquid in a transparent bowl and stand for 15-20 minutes before taking the starch. Drain the liquid, leaving a mass of starch at the base of the bowl and mix with the potatoes.
step 3
Mix the cooked and raw grated potatoes, add starch, 1/2 tsp salt and mix until a homogeneous mass is received. Divide the obtained mass into 4-5 parts, roll it flat on the palm of the hand, add 1 tbsp. minced meat and tie it up.
step 4
Place the prepared Zeppelin one by one in boiling salted water and cook for 20 minutes.

How To Serve

Fry the bacon on a pan, arrange on the cooked Zeppelin, pour the sour cream sauce and garnish with the marinated mushrooms.