Mamelige (Romania)

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Recipe by Sydney Mike

This recipe, which comes from Romania, is being posted as I get ready to take part in Zaar's World Tour 4! [NOTE as of 21 May 08: I initially posted this as an 'African' recipe, but that's definitely a mistake on my part -- It's Romanian!]

Top Review by littlemafia

My parents grew up on mamaliga,this was eaten instead of bread. Now it's made just occasionally to eat it with cheese and sour cream or with a chicken stew with onions. Mine is soaking in sour cream and I''ve had it with ricotta too. When I was a child,my dad use to form a ball out of it filled with goat's cheese. By the time I got to eat it,the cheese melted. So this is definetely Romanian.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In medium saucepan, bring water to boil, then slowly add cornmeal.
  2. Use wooden spoon to continuously stir the mixture until smooth.
  3. Remove cornmeal mixture & transfer to a plate, pressing into a pancake.
  4. To serve, cover with butter, goat cheese &/or sour cream.

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