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What is mititei and where the dish comes from: a recipe

Kateryna YagovychFood
What is mititei. Source: tasteatlas.com

Mititei is a dish of Moldovan origin. These are minced meat products that are very similar to our cutlets. But there are differences. Mititei have an elongated sausage shape. After frying, the products need to be stewed in a cauldron.

Food blogger Svitlana with the nickname bonitavkusnoo shared how to cook Moldovan mititei on Instagram. It must be stewed over low heat.

What is mititei and where the dish comes from: a recipe

Ingredients:

  • pork - 700 g
  • beef - 300 g
  • milk - 1 glass
  • onion - 1 pc.
  • garlic - 5-10 cloves
  • bay leaves - 3 pcs.
  • starch - 2 tbsp
  • soda - 0.5 tsp
  • peppercorns, salt
  • vegetable oil

Method of preparation:

What is mititei and where the dish comes from: a recipe

1. Pass pork and beef through a meat grinder twice.

2. Add starch, baking soda, pepper, salt and squeezed garlic to the minced meat.

3. Stir the minced meat and gradually add milk. If the minced meat is liquid at first, then add less milk.

4. Beat the minced meat very well.

What is mititei and where the dish comes from: a recipe

5. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for a couple of hours, preferably overnight.

6. Take out the minced meat and form sausages. Grease your hands with vegetable oil before that.

What is mititei and where the dish comes from: a recipe

7. Fry the resulting sausages in a pan in vegetable oil.

What is mititei and where the dish comes from: a recipe

8. Put the finished products in a saucepan.

9. Put onion, sliced into rings, peppercorns and bay leaf on top.

What is mititei and where the dish comes from: a recipe

10. Pour boiling water over everything, add salt to taste, and cook for 30 minutes over low heat.

11. Serve with a side dish. It will be very tasty with mashed potatoes

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