Lithuanian food, cuisine and dishes

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Lithuanian-style potato pancakes with meat

Potato pancakes with meat - it's a traditional Lithuanian cuisine dish. There it is called "Žemaičių" pancakes. It's potato pancake stuffed with minced meat, boiled meat or other fillings (you can choose by your taste!).This recipe for pancakes is very good and tested so many times that there is no...

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Traditional Lithuanian honey cake "Medutis"

Traditional honey cake "Medutis" is probably one of the most famous cakes in Lithuania. Therefore there are many recipes and preparation methods for this awesome cake. Some tend to bake thick, fluffy sponges, some very thin cookie disks. Some prepare the cream with whipping cream, others with sour c...

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Lithuanian Saltibarsciai - Cold beet soup

There was missing a one traditional, Lithuanian cuisine recipe - cold beet soup called šaltibarščiai. It is impossible to imagine a hot summer without this soup in Lithuania. Usually, if you start making cold beet soup it means the summer is around the corner, or the weather is warm enough that your...

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Lithuanian sauerkraut soup with smoked bacon

Sauerkraut soup is truelly one of the most common dishes in Lithuanian kitchen. This time I posted a sauerkraut soup recipe, which I usually use when making this tasty soup. I want to mention, that the tastiest sauerkraut soup is when you don’t use the broth cubes from the supermarket, and instead y...

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Traditional Lithuanian bacon buns - lasineciai

A traditional Christmas time treat in many homes is lasineciai - very tasty Lithuanian Bacon Buns.A lot of cooks enjoy making these year 'round, not just during the Christmas period because they are a family favorite. During the Christmas season, these special bites of heaven are passed around in Li...

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Lithuanian potato pudding - Traditional kugelis with bacon

This is a traditional recipe for Lithuanian savory potato pudding, perfectly known as kugelis or bulviu plokstainis (literally "flat potato"), produces a dense, heavy casserole that is considered one of the national dishes of Lithuania.This potato pudding is commonly served with applesauce, lingonbe...

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Traditional Lithuanian Dumplings (Koldūnai) with Pork

Dumplings (Lithuanian koldūnai) is a dish that requires a little bit of patience and time. Of course, it the most fun is to make dumplings with someone or with the whole family. Then it’s more fun and the process is way faster. This time I made the dumplings by myself, but with a good music, so to m...

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Mashed Potato Dumplings

Soft, tender and super easy to prepare mashed potato dumplings. Confess to yourself, sometimes everybody wants to have such a homemade, satisfying dinner, at least once every few weeks. Although I usually eat my own prepared food, I only occasionally make Lithuanian, satisfying, potato dishes. But e...

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Fried Rye Bread, Carrot Salad and Salami Appetizer

One of my favorite appetizers! These fried bread sandwiches are addictive, and when you taste them, then you’ll understand why I say so. It is very convenient to prepare such sandwiches in advance for festive table, party or simply for the movie night. The appetizer can be kept in the fridge for up...

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Milk Soup with Star Pasta

Milk soup with star pasta – it’s one of my favorite childhood dishes 🙂 My grandmother used to make this soup very often. I used to add some sugar to my soup and grandmother – some salt. Instead of star pasta sometimes she used pasta shaped in little letters. And I would say it was quite interesting...

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