Minced Meat Rolls (mici) are one of the most popular dishes in Romanian cuisine and are indispensable on tables, outdoor parties, picnics, fairs and more. Their recipe arrived in Romania through the oriental chain, from the Turks, so similar recipes also exist in other traditional cuisines in the Balkans. From one area to another, the composition of the 'mici' differs, but the types of meat used, the spices and their shape remain the same.
Micii - the emblematic dish of Romanian parties
The origin of the 'mici' is uncertain, but one of the most widely circulated stories claims that the dish was born in a moment of crisis. Thus, Iordache Ionescu, an innkeeper from Bucharest, who had a sausage recipe highly appreciated by the craftsmen, one day ran out of sheep's meat in which he served the composition. Then he decided to put the meat directly on the hot grill.
As for their name, one of the stories claims that it belongs to a satirical journalist, Nae Orășanu, who allegedly named many of the dishes and drinks served at "Trei foi de vita", Iordache Ionescu's pub. Thus, hot pepper received the name "fiery"; the usual sausages, "patriciani", the coffee with rum, "marghiloman", and the fried dumplings, "carnati mititei" or, in short, "mici".
Regardless of where they come from, mustard curds are currently a must-have dish on the barbecue tables organized by Romanians. Thus, to feel the delicious taste of home, we have prepared a selection of the best and tastiest types of small.
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