• Boeuf Salad

    This salad is tasty and can be found in the Romanian houses all the way through the winter. It is served usually as a starter and to me is one of the dishes that reminds me of Christmas! However it is quite refreshing so you can always cook it for the summer. For this recipe you will need to bold the below root vegetables: – potato – whole in its skin; – carrot; – parsnip; Boil until they are really well cooked but not too much. When finished empty the water from the pan and leave it to cool. As you can see I didn’t put any quantities because it…

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    Mititei – Little grilled sausages (The Wee Ones)

    It is time for another recipe for one of our unique Romanian dishes. “Mititei” have been associated with Romanian cuisine since about 1865-1866. In Bucharest, on Covaci street, a popular inn named “La Iordachi” (At Iordachi’s), was well known for its delicious sausages. One night, so the story goes, the kitchen ran out of one kind of sausage, so they mixed the ingredients left over, roll them into small sausage shaped patties, and grilled them on charcoal without the usual casing. Their regular customers loved them so much that they asked for more of “the wee ones without skin” and with time they became known as “mititei” or “the wee…

  • Potato and chicken Stew-Tocanita de cartofi si pui

            Now that i am back from holiday i have my head full of my mum’s cooking(and belly). I think i put on around 3 kg while i was in Romania. Anyway i wanted to share with you one of my childhood favourite foods. My mum says that this dish was one of the only ones i used to eat! She use to sing me “Tocanita de cartofi toocanita de cartofi” just to make me eat it. So funny when i remember. The recipe is very simple and fast to do. You will need the below ingredients: 5 chicken breast halves, boneless / skinless(you can use chicken tights as…

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    Pancakes with Meat(Clatite cu Carne)

    For all my readers that love Romanian cooking and requested more today I decided to write for you the recipe for Pancakes with Meat. I already posted the recipes for Simple Romanian Pancakes and the recipe for Pancakes with cheese. My daughter and I prefer the pancakes with cheese but my hubby loves the meaty pancakes. You know how men are!!! I do hope you will try it as I can assure you that the men in your life would like it. Firstly you will need to make the pancakes according to the Simple Pancake Recipe that I posted previously. You should try to keep them warm if possible(maybe in…

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    Romanian Pancakes – Clatite

    Romanian pancakes are similar to French crepes but they are more like a light,thin pancake. Like crepes they can be prepared with a savory or sweet filling. Unlike French crepes they do not get dry and they can be kept in the refrigerator and reheated. Below you will find a basic recipe for CLATITE: 1 1/4 cups plain flour 2 eggs 1 pinch salt 2 tbsp. superfine granulated sugar 1 1/2 cups of milk 2 tsp butter,melted,for batter 1 tbsp. butter,melted for cooking This is only for 8-10 pancakes but if you are like me you will double or triple this recipe and keep refrigerated for a desert ready in…

  • Crullers-Minciunele

        Sweet! We all love sweet! So here it is a recipe for something sweet and easy! This recipe is made with a French pate sucree(sweet flan pastry). For this recipe you will  need the below ingredients: 1 cup flour 1 pinch of salt 1 egg 1 egg yolk 1/2 cup superfine sugar 2 oz butter,diced at room temperature 3 tbsp. rum cooking oli for deep-frying 1 cup granulated sugar This makes about 20 crullers but depends how big you want them and if you are going to respect the below. Sift the flour and salt on to a marble or stone work surfaceor into a large bowl and make a…

  • Ragout of Pork with Sauerkraut – Tocana de porc cu varza acra

     I decided to write this recipe because XmasDolly asked if she could cook my romanian recipe for Ragout of veal with pork of chicken. So why not write the actual recipe for it?? It is different but hopefully it will have loved ingredients as well. So for this recipe you will need: 4 strips smoked bacon,cut into small pieces 1/2 lb. sauerkraut 1 1/2 lbs. onions,chopped 5 tbsp. cooking oil 1 1/2 lbs. bonelss pork for braising(from the loin),cubed 3 garlic cloves,peeled and sliced 2 tbsp. fresh parsley,chopped 1 tbsp. fresh dill spring,chopped 1 tsp. caraway seeds 1/2 tsp thyme 2 tsp. salt 2 tsp. fresh ground black pepper 1 tsp. sweet…