The little recipe of the late Radu Anton Roman. What is the secret ingredient?

Radu Anton Roman was remembered by the public for his talent as a journalist and writer, as well as for his culinary shows. The master had a great passion for documenting Romanian gastronomy, he left many personalized recipes. Although 17 years have passed since his life, people have not forgotten the gourmet who even prepared live, delicious dishes.

The little ones are one of the most coveted delicacies made by the director of “Radu’s Kitchen” show. And the recipe is unique.

Here are the ingredients.

1 kg of calf or calf neck

500 g pork neck

250 g lamb thigh

2-3 large beef bones

1 tablespoon salt

pepper (to taste)

1 large onion

1 medium carrot

1 head of garlic

1 hot pepper

1 thyme tie

1 teaspoon baking soda

spices: fragrant pepper, rosemary, cumin


Beef bone broth, a surprise ingredient

The special horse Radu Anton used to train the children surprised the greedy. The surprise ingredient, which is the basis of the real taste of “mitite”, consists of the soup made from beef bones.

Radu Anton Roman – legendary chef (Photo: CANCAN.RO)

According to, Radu Anton Roman’s recipe for children is prepared as follows:

Chop the whole meat. Mix well with salt, pepper, soda, spices, hot pepper, finely chopped garlic (until they become a paste), minced thyme, until everything becomes dough.

The broken beef bones, along with all the vegetables, were cooked for about two hours, until half a liter of soup was chosen from two liters of water.

Squeeze the soup, cool it, then knead it well with the meat. Leave this mixture in the refrigerator for a few hours.

The little ones are rounded either in their hands, always watering so that it does not stick, or in the sausage maker’s pipe. Then mititei: it’s just good to put them on a hot grill.

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