June 27, 2022

Cypriot Recipes

Sheftalia / şeftali kebabı

Caul fatSheftalia (Turkish: şeftali kebabı) is a traditional Cypriot food. It is a type of sausage without skin, that uses caul fat, or omentum, the membrane that surrounds the stomach of pig or lamb, to wrap the ingredients rather than sausage casing.



Sheftalia_21/2 kg minced pork or lamb shoulder or leg

4 onions, finely chopped

2 slices dry white bread (rest of yesterday’s breakfast) , dipped in water

1 bunch parsley, finely chopped

caul fat

salt, pepper


Sheftalia– Mix all ingredients except caul fat. Knead well.

– Lay out caul fat and cut into small square pieces. Mould 1 spoon of meat mixture into a sausage shape and place onto each square. Wrap caul fat around each piece and tuck the ends in to contain the filling.

– Grill them on the charcoal barbecue or gas grill until golden brown.

Source: moa.gov.cy

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