Mititei (“small ones”)


Mititei [mitiˈtej]) or mici [mit͡ʃʲ] means “small ones” and it’s a traditional Romanian dish. The story of mitiei begin in the capital Bucharest in a restaurant in the old central area, the owner ran out of casings for sausages, and placed the mixture directly on the grill.

Mititei ("small ones")

At 1st of May Labor Day, mici is the most eaten food. They are a sort of grilled meatball, and Romanian enjoy them at picnics and barbecues.

How it’s made?

They are meat rolls made from a mixture of beef, lamb and pork with spices: pepper, coriander, thyme, garlic, anise, and sometimes a touch of paprika. Sodium bicarbonate and broth or water are also added to the mixture. They are seven to eight centimeters long and three centimeters thick when cooked.

Mititei ("small ones")

How we eat Mititei ?

They are served with fries, mustard, bread and of course beer.

Mititei ("small ones")