Mlinci & roasted turkey

Mlinci! So since I first posted a photo of Mlinci on my Instagram feed – chefkreso, I’ve been asked to share the recipe for them. Mlinci are a type of pasta commonly and traditionally used in Croatia as a side dish to roasted turkey or chicken. I have to admit this is one of my favourite types of pasta, not only does it reminds me of my family dinners with my grandparents and the fact that they’re a traditional Croatian dish, but they are so simple to make and so delicious.

Here in Croatia Mlinci are a part of our traditional cuisine and as such can be found in many of our restaurants. If you ever find yourself in Croatia, especially the continental part, I urge you to give them a try, you won’t regret it. People who have tried them while staying in Croatia, later used to ask me how to make them themselves since they’re so hard to find anywhere outside Croatia, and finally I have found and tried out a simple recipe you can use.

Start the oven, season a turkey and give these a try, I’m sure they would be great for a Labour day or any other holiday family dinner!

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Roast turkey & mlinci

Enjoy & happy cooking!


Preparation: 25 min

Cook time: 1,5 h

Servings: 4


Ingredients

  • 400 g hard flour
  • 200 ml water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 600 g turkey leg and wing
  • 2 tbsp onion powder
  • 2 tbsp red paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • Salt & pepper to taste

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How to

  1. Sift the flour and mix the ingredients using your hand until you form a non-sticky firm dough. Set aside to rest and cover with a kitchen rag so it doesn’t dry off.
  2. Divide in 8 to 10 pieces and roll the dough. Heat a large non-stick pan over high heat and bake quickly the rolled out dough until golden and light brown. Set aside and let the sheets of dough dry off for 1 day or you can use them right away, but have to dry them off. Break the dough into smaller pieces which we will soak in boiling water until cooked all the way through.
  3. Season the turkey legs and wings with salt, pepper, onion powder, red paprika & garlic powder. Heat vegetable oil in a large non-stick pan. Cook turkey leg and wing on each side quickly until crispy and golden to close off the flavours inside. Remove from heat.
  4. Preheat oven to 200Ā° C. Sprinkle some vegetable oil in a baking tray.
  5. Cover the turkey leg and wing in honey. Transfer the meat into a baking tray and bake for 1 to 1,5 h until cooked all the way through.
  6. While the turkey is in the oven heat slightly salted water to a boil in a large cooking pot. Pour boiling water over dried off Mlinci and stir until soft and cooked all the way through, then drain water.
  7. Mix Mlinci with the juice you get from baking turkey meat, which will also season them. Serve with sweet & sour sauce and enjoy!

 

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22 Comments Add yours

  1. Interesting to read about this special type of pasta. The dish looks very tasty! šŸ™‚

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thanks, you should give it a try, it is so delicious!

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  2. Sounds delicious! How long should you boil the mlinci for to cook? I will have to give it a try!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Hi! It doesn’t take long, even less if they don’t dry for one day, so you just stir them a few times in boiled water and that’s it! šŸ™‚

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      1. That’s great! Thanks, I will give them a try!

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  3. foodzesty says:

    looks very tasty šŸ™‚

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you, happy to read your comment šŸ˜€

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  4. Love looking at traditional dishes. Can see why it would be a favorite.

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you! Traditional recipes are something I grew up eating, so I have the appreciation for them šŸ™‚

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  5. Would you be able to sub AP flour for hard flour? Looks delish!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Hi! In this case actually yes because some even add a few tbsp of soft flour to the mix! šŸ™‚

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you! Hope you’re having a great weekend!

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  6. Andrea says:

    Intriguing… is hard flour the same as bread flour?

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Actually I use soft flour when baking bread, and we don’t have it here as a type of flour “bread flour” that you can buy, basic flour is soft and hard, but the visible difference between the two is in the size of flour particles, hard has larger particles so you can feel and see the difference. šŸ™‚

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  7. This is my favorite! I love Mlince soooo much!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you very much, we share the love for Mlinci, hope you give the recipe a try! šŸ˜€

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      1. Of course I will šŸ™‚

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  8. viktoryarch says:

    No words!
    Just munching and yammmmy delight. Thank you for posting….

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you! Means a lot that you like the recipe šŸ˜€

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  9. I am so glad you shared this because I wasn’t familiar with it! It looks hearty and delicious!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Happy that you’ve looked up the recipe and hope you like it, Mlinci is an ultimate favourite traditional side dish here in Croatia!

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