|Place of origin||Romania, Moldova|
|Main ingredients||Beef, pork, tomato sauce|
Tochitură is a traditional Romanian dish like a stew made from beef and pork in tomato sauce, traditionally served with over-easy eggs and mămăligă. The tochitură moldovenească is the Moldavian stew and the tochitură ardelenească is the Transylvanian stew.
Tochitură is made in 2 main different ways: with or without tomato sauce. The stew with the tomato sauce is the most common and it is prepared in most restaurants, but is less 'traditional'. The one without it has a sauce of pork fat and juices from the parts of the meat. The traditional Romanian stew contains not only raw meat, but parts of internal organs of the animal, like liver, kidneys, heart, pork fat (slănină) or bacon and smoked sausages fried together. It is served with mămăligă and a salty sheep cheese, either telemea or brânză de burduf.
Notes and references
- "Tochitura, plat traditionnel roumaine". PtitChef (in French).
- Enache, D. Bucătăria unităților gastronomice, Ed. Sport-Turism, București 1975