Lithuanians use eggs in many dishes because of their versatility and because eggs adapt well to a variety of cooking techniques and combine well with many ingredients. Chicken eggs are more popular than other eggs. Eggs are boiled and baked. They are the basis of many recipes and are included in meat, fish, vegetable dishes and baked goods. Today the traditional omelet remains a favorite dish among Lithuanian cooks, especially when an unexpected guest arrives.
BAKED EGGS WITH HAM OR BACON
Fry bacon or ham slices on both sides, then break eggs over the fried
meat. Sprinkle yolks with salt and pepper. Spoon fat over eggs and fry
until whites are baked and yolks are soft.
OMELET WITH HEMP SEED
Fry hemp seed with onion and salt until seeds are crisp. Pour fried
mixture into a mortar and make a fine powder. Beat eggs with water, hemp
seed powder, mix well. Pour eggs into frying pan with hot oil, fry both
sides until golden brown.
OMELET WITH CHEESE
6 eggs; 5 tablespoons milk
Melt butter in frying pan, bake cheese slices. Beat eggs with salt
and milk. Grease a shallow baking dish, layer baked cheese slices and cover
with beaten eggs. Bake in preheated oven at 325F/165C, for about 10—15
OMELET WITH COTTAGE CHEESE
Beat eggs with salt, add sour cream and cottage cheese. Mix well.
Melt butter in a baking dish, pour egg mixture and bake in preheated oven
at 325F/165C, for about 15—20 minutes.
OMELET WITH MUSHROOMS
Beat eggs with milk, flour, salt and blend well. Melt butter in frying
pan and pour eggs. Bake on both sides until golden brown. To make filling
fry onion, add flour, stir well and fry until flour has browned. Add mushrooms,
sour cream, salt and simmer for 3—5 minutes.
5 eggs, 4 hard boiled and 1 raw
Add finely chopped, hard boiled eggs to riced potatoes. Beat raw
egg with sour cream and add to potato mixture. Fry onion and add to potato
mixture, season with parsley and salt and blend well. Form small croquettes,
roll in bread crumbs and fry in hot butter until golden on both sides.
EGG CASSEROLE WITH HAM AND BREAD
Fry bread cubes in butter. Grease a casserole dish, place fried bread
cubes as first layer. Cover with ham pieces, sprinkle with parsley and
pepper. Beat eggs with salt and pour over ham in casserole. Bake in preheated
oven at 325F/165C, for about 20—25 minutes.
EGGS IN HORSERADISH SAUCE
8 eggs, hard boiled
Fry bread in butter. To make sauce fry flour in butter until golden
color, add sour cream, butter, sugar, salt, horseradish and continue heating
on low heat for several minutes. Place fried bread and quartered, hard
boiled eggs in a serving platter, cover with hot horseradish sauce, sprinkle
with grated cheese.