How long to cook zeppelins?

Boil zeppelins in a saucepan for 25 minutes after boiling.

How to cook zeppelins

Potatoes – 0.5 kilograms (5 pieces)
Sour cream 20% – 1 teaspoon
Starch – 1 teaspoon
Minced meat – 150 grams
Onion – 1 head
Salt and pepper – to taste

How to cook zeppelins
1. Boil 3 potatoes in their skins, peel and mash into a puree.
2. Peel and grate 2 potatoes on a fine grater (or chop with a food processor).
3. Put the grated potatoes in a sieve and squeeze out – you should get a dense, dryish mass that keeps its shape.
4. Add 1 tablespoon of sour cream.
5. Pour starch into potato juice, cover and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
6. Pour the juice into a bowl, add the starchy sediment to the chopped raw potatoes.
7. Peel the onion, chop and fry in oil.
8. Add onion, salt and pepper to minced meat.
9. Roll the potato dough into balls, knead into circles, put the minced meat in the center and wrap it in pies.
10. Take a pot of water and put on fire, add salt.
11. Cook zeppelins for 25 minutes after boiling water without a lid.

Tasty Facts

Zeppelins are Lithuanian boiled pies with potato dough and meat filling. The word “zeppelin” means “blimp”, which suggests the large size of the pies, 17-20 centimeters long. Another name for zeppelins is didjkukuliai.

Flour and eggs are not added to the dough for zeppelins, but the dough does not fall apart when boiled. This happens due to the starch contained in the potato and the addition of dry starch powder.

To test the dough for elasticity, boil a small ball of dough – if it still falls apart, add a little flour to the dough or pour starch (1 tablespoon) into the broth before cooking.

In the original Lithuanian recipe, minced onions are fried in pork fat.

Other fillings for zeppelins are mushrooms, cottage cheese.

Zeppelins are served with a sauce of sour cream, cottage cheese, salt and garlic. On top, you can put fried onions with cracklings or chopped green onions.