The gypsy roll

As it was New Yer’s Eve and I have a family tradition of having something special on the table on the night between years, today I thought I would inspire you with a very tasty and dear recipe for me. Leaving aside the preconceptions about gypsies, no matter what country they come from, their cuisine is very rich in flavors. So this article will introduce you to a gypsy roll with turkey.


•turkey pulp
•6 cloves of garlic
•1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
•1 teaspoon of paprika
•1/2 teaspoon salt
•100ml melted lard
•250ml warm water

Remove the meat from the turkey legs, then beat it with the schnitzel hammer to make it as thin as possible. Peel the garlic, grate it and mix it together with the salt, pepper, and paprika, depending on your own taste. Add oil and mix it until you get a thicker paste that will be spread over the meat, and roll it tightly.

Once the rolls are formed, use a string to tighten them before being placed in the tray and then in the oven. Pour 250 ml warm water and the melted lard over them. The tray must be covered with aluminum foil and for about an hour it will stay in the oven under medium heat. After an hour, remove the foil and leave it until the meat is browned and has a nice crust. From time to time the rolls will be poured with sauce from the tray.

Meanwhile, you can prepare what garnish you prefer, I chose the potatoes on the fryer. You can prepare a mixture of oil, salt, a mixture of Italian herbs (rosemary, parsley, thyme, basil, and oregano- you can find the grinders with these herbs on the market), and paprika. Add the sauce over the potatoes, then put them in the fryer. In 20 minutes they are ready to be served.

I hope you try this delicious recipe too. If the meals were full of everything for the holidays and now we need a little break, I tell you that this type of meat is not fat or heavy at all. Moreover, turkey meat protects against the formation of cancer, helps maintain cardiovascular health, stimulates the immune system and provides the body with antioxidants, helps lower bad blood cholesterol and increase good cholesterol, and helps stimulate energy production, improving health, increases testosterone levels and regulates blood pressure. So pretty much anything.
Enjoy this amazing dish and I’ll see you next Sunday, 1 PM, Helsinki time.


2 responses to “The gypsy roll”

  1. OMG! It looks great! Definitely something to try.

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Sounds very delish! When you make this again, please mail one to me…LOL
    Great post. Thanks.

    Liked by 3 people

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