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Croatian Mlinci Recipe

Croatian mlinci is best described as broken pieces of thin, homemade flatbread that is baked in the juices of a roasted turkey (pork or duck).
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Croatian
Keyword: croatian, noodle, side dish
Servings: 10 People
Author: Jane and Sonja


  • 6 cups flour all purpose
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 5 cups water divided
  • 2 cups juice from roasted turkey or duck or pork
  • 1 tbsp Vegeta
  • 2 tbsp butter


  • Mix these ingredients well until dough is ready to knead by hand for 2 minutes. Has to have the same texture as bread dough.
  • Remove and divide into 10 pieces.
  • Working one piece at a time, roll out the dough thin.
  • Preheat the oven 365F.
  • Transfer rolled out dough onto the middle rack in the oven.
  • Bake for 7 minutes, turn and then bake another 4 minutes to give color to both sides.
  • Tip - Place foil on the lowest rack to protect the oven from loose flour.
  • Remove from the oven and place on a tea towel lined counter top. Leave to cool completely. Can be prepared the day before.
  • Repeat for remaining dough.
  • When cool, break into smaller pieces and place in a large bowl.
  • Boil 2.5 cups of water and pour over top.
  • Cover with clean dish cloth.
  • Let sit for ½ hour.
  • Pieces should be soft but not mushy. If hard, add a bit more water and let sit again. Steam will help to soften the pieces.
  • Usually prepared with turkey (duck or pork roast). Save grease from baked turkey. Remove turkey from pan and use the same pan used to cook turkey for the mlince.
  • Combine turkey grease (need about 2 cups of grease from turkey) with 2 tbsp butter, 1 tbsp Vegeta. Need enough sauce to cover mlince.
  • If not enough grease from meat (will need 2 cups of liquid), add hot water with more butter and Vegeta.
  • Place back in the oven to cook for another 20 minutes on 365F. Cook uncovered.
  • Stir and serve.