Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Garlic cloves - 4
Carbonated water - ½ c (120 ml)
Ground beef - 2 ½ lb (1 kg)
Baking soda - 1 Tbs
Beef stock - ½ c (120 ml)
Thyme - 1tst
1. Chop garlic and set aside.
2. In a large bowl, start with water. Slowly combine, with your hands, all the remaining ingredients. Mix well. More water may need to be added if the meat will not hold its shape.
3. Shape the meat into equal sized rolls or logs (about 4 inches long).
4. Fry or grill until thoroughly cooked.
Notes: It is impossible to visit or live in Romania with out encountering Mici. When homemade, they are quite a bit better than the store bought ones. Serve hot with mustard and bread. Don’t worry if the Mici seem too watery as liquid will cook off in the process.