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Eating green… …Lithuanian Style

LETTUCE WITH SOUR CREAM Salotos su gretiene 2 small heads soft lettuce (such as bib, Boston, or similar) 3 hard-boiled eggs 1 tsp. sugar Juice of 1 lemon 1 cup sour cream Salt Wash and dry lettuce thoroughly and set aside in a cool place. Separate hard- boiled egg yolks ...

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Dumplings – Lithuanian “Soul Food”

COTTAGE CHEESE DUMPLINGS Varškėčiai ½ lb. dry cottage cheese 1 egg yolk ½ onion, chopped 1 tsp. butter 1½ cups sifted flour 1 egg Salt 1 Tbsp. water (about) Sauté onion in butter; combine with cottage cheese and egg yolk. Make dough of flour, egg, salt and water; roll thin ...

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Sweet delights for your Easter table

LITHUANIAN DOUGHNUTS Spurgos ½ cup milk 1/3 cup sugar 1 tsp. salt 1/3 cup butter, melted 2 packages active dry yeast ½ cup warm water 3 egg yolks, beaten 3¾ cups all purpose flour, sifted Jam of any type (raspberry, cherry, prune, etc.) In a large bowl dissolve yeast in ...

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Nothing like some hot soup on cold winter days

BEET SOUP Burokėlių sriuba, “barščiai” 2 quarts beef stock 3 cans drained (or 3-4 fresh boiled and peeled) beets, grated 1 large onion, chopped 1 celery stalk with leaves, chopped 1 carrot, grated 3 Tbsps. oil Salt and pepper to taste In stock pot or Dutch oven, heat oil and ...

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A carnivore’s feast

LITHUANIAN STEW Lietuviškas šutinys 2 lbs. lean beef for stew 2 Tbsps. flour for dredging 4 Tbsps. butter 1 medium onion, sliced 3 medium carrots, sliced 2 stalks celery, sliced 1 leek, sliced 1 parsnip, sliced 1 bay leaf 2 cups broth ½ cup sour cream Salt and pepper to ...

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Always room for dessert

SQUARE WITH FRESH FRUIT Plokštainis su žaliais vaisiais 2 cups flour 4 oz. butter 1 egg ½ cup water Some milk Various sliced fresh fruit or berries Knead all the ingredients to mix them together, roll out a thin layer and spread it in a prepared baking sheet. Make a ...

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Fresh fruit makes summer sensational!

PLUM DUMPLINGS Slyvų virtiniai 25 prune plums 3 Tbsps. sugar 2 large potatoes, peeled and quartered ½ tsp. salt 3 egg yolks 2 Tbsps. shortening or butter, softened Dough 2½ cups all-purpose flour 1 tsp. sugar ½ tsp. baking powder Sauce ½ cup butter 1½ cups dark brown sugar ¼ ...

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Cool as a salad

BEET SALAD WITH HORSERADISH Burokėlių salotos su krienais 4 medium red beats 1 horseradish 1 cup diluted vinegar 1 bay leaf 6 of both kinds of peppercorns 1 tsp. sugar Salt to taste Peel boiled beets and grate coarsely. Put in glass dish in layers, alternating with grated horseradish. Pour ...

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Vegetarian delights

TOMATOES STUFFED WITH EGGS Pomidorai su kiaušiniais 6 medium tomatoes 3 hard-boiled eggs 1 raw egg 1 Tbsp. bread crumbs 1 Tbsp. chopped parsley 4 Tbsps. butter Salt and pepper to taste Preheat oven to 350 ° . Cut off the tops of the tomatoes and, using a serrated spoon, ...

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What’s for dessert?

RHUBARB COMPOTE Rubarbarų kompotas 2 cups cut up rhubarb stems 1 cup sugar 3 cups water 1 Tbsp.. potato starch Cinnamon, cloves, lemon peel Boil water with spices and sugar, simmer, then strain. Wash rhubarb, peel, cut diagonally into pieces, put into the sugar liquid and cook until the rhubarb ...

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