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Q: Romanian Mich Recipe ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Romanian Mich Recipe
Category: Family and Home > Food and Cooking
Asked by: lounge9-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 20 Sep 2006 13:54 PDT
Expires: 20 Oct 2006 13:54 PDT
Question ID: 767062
I've just beene to Romania and had an excellent food they eat fairly
common called Mich (sp?) Our guide pronounced it "Meech". We came
across stands and found it in the meat markets too. I was wondering
what the recipe is for this awesome delicacy. I pulled together that
it was made of beef and pork, but there fdefinitely was more. Any
Romanians out there that can help?
Subject: Re: Romanian Mich Recipe
Answered By: bobbie7-ga on 20 Sep 2006 14:28 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello Lounge9, 

The food  you are referring to is spelled Mici  and is pronounced  Meech.

?The food, for the most part, was new and intriguing to me, with
?mici? (small barbecued sausages of unidentifiable species;
probably/hopefully pork) available for the price of a beer. This is
not to say food was cheap; beer was cheap, but food was extortionate ?
the chicken mentioned earlier will have cost around 300,000 old Lei,
which is the price of 20 beers at the festival. ?Mici? (pronounced
?Meech?), I have been informed, is the Romanian food for the masses,
that which is eaten on the weekend; barbecued ?mici? and beer ?
flavoursome, inexpensive and a recipe for relaxation, definitely.?
Brasov Visitor

It is also called Mititei.

?Mititei or mici  (Romanian for little or small) is a traditional
Romanian dish, a kind of grilled meatballs made from beef (sometimes
mixed with mutton and pork meat), which contain garlic, black pepper,
savory and sometimes a touch of paprika. Sodium bicarbonate is
sometimes also added. It is best served accompanied by mustard. The
mititei are very popular in Romania.?


From the Romanian Student Association at MIT

Romanian Link Sausages (mici)

1 lb ground pork 
1 lb ground beef - 73% lean (the fat is necessary!) 
1 tsp (full) salt 
1 tsp (leveled) baking soda 
1/8 tsp (leveled) ground cumin 
1/4 tsp (leveled) black pepper 
1/8 tsp (leveled) basil
1/4 tsp (leveled) dill 
1/4 tsp (leveled) parsley flakes 
2 oz beef broth 
1 garlic bulb 


"Smash the garlic, then add the beef broth and all the spices. Mix
thoroughly the composition with the meat. Leave in the fridge
overnight. Make the sasusages just before cooking.
The above quantities yield approx 20 pcs. (1" dia, 3"-4" long)"


Virgil?s Mici Recipe

?One of the most famous Romanian foods is the Mici or Mititei. They
are a sausage-like grilled creation and they go very well with yellow
mustard. ?


1 lb. pork w/ some fat or lard
1 lb. beef (or lamb shoulder)
1/2 cup of beef stock
1 or 2 slices of bread
1 tsp (leveled) baking soda
1/8 tsp (leveled) ground cumin
1/8 tsp (leveled) thyme
garlic - several cloves, or as much as one head if you like a lot of garlic
salt to taste
pepper to taste

For an off-the-wall variance of this recipe, you can replace the 1 lb.
of beef with 1 lb. of lamb shoulder. This will give the mici a very
unique flavor which can't be experienced anywhere else.?

Preparation and grilling instructions are available here:


Another recipe:

Mititei (Romanian Sausage Rolls)

Search terms:
Romanian Mici OR meech  Recipe
Mici Recipe

I hope you enjoy the Mici!

Best regards,
lounge9-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $5.00
This is perfect, thanks.

Subject: Re: Romanian Mich Recipe
From: bobbie7-ga on 20 Sep 2006 14:57 PDT
Thank you for the five star rating and nice tip!

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