How to cook zeppelins
Zeppelins - a Lithuanian national dish got its name because of the shape, which is very similar to the famous aircraft. It is very tasty, nutritious and healthy. It is obliged to be able to cook any Lithuanian girl, but today it is becoming popular in Russian families. Some might say that is very similar to dumplings zrazy. Indeed, there are some similarities, but there are differences.
You will need:
For themselves Zeppelin: potatoes - 2 kg; minced meat (preferably pork) - 500 g; onion - 1 pc; citric acid - ½ tsp .;. starch - 2 tbsp .; salt, ground black pepper For the sauce will need: fat - 150 g; onions - 2-3 pieces; sour cream - 1 cup.
Instruction how to cook zeppelins
Take a few potatoes, boil and mash them into a puree. Leave to cool. In the meantime, grate the remaining potatoes on a fine grater, a good squeeze any excess liquid, add the starch. Mix the boiled and raw potatoes until smooth, elastic mass. To the dough darkened, while you prepare the stuffing, add to it a little citric acid.
Prepare stuffing. To do this, add the minced fried onions, salt, pepper and other spices to taste.
From potato dough made quite a big cake in the middle of each of them put a little meat. The edges gently slapped, give Zeppelin corresponding oblong shape. To facilitate the molding process often moisten hands with water.
Now it is necessary to cook the dumplings. Omit them in boiling water one by one. Do not forget to stir them not to stick together. Boil the dumplings should be within about 30 minutes as they rise to the surface and then falls back to the bottom, you can get them. After that, you can fry the dumplings in a pan until golden, crisp.
Prepare the sauce, which will give the dish a special flavor and aroma. Fry the chopped bacon into small cubes, onion. You can add a little bacon. When the onion turns light golden, add the sour cream and mix well. Pour this sauce zeppelins. You can decorate with chopped herbs. The dish is ready.