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Sheftalia (on the left) and souvlakia grilled on foukou
Sheftalia (on the left) and souvlakia grilled on foukou

Sheftalia (locally [ʃeftaˈʎa]; Greek: σεφταλιά; Turkish: şeftali;) is a traditional sausage from Cyprus.[1]

It uses caul fat, or omentum, the membrane that surrounds the stomach of pig or lamb, to wrap the ingredients rather than sausage casing.[2] It is a traditional Cypriot dish.[3]

References

  1. ^ "Insane about the membrane: caul fat is pretty, delicious and popular". the Guardian. September 12, 2018.
  2. ^ "Cypriot sausages (sheftalia)". Food. January 21, 2013.
  3. ^ Nichola Fletcher; Caroline Bretherton (April 2012). Sausage. Dorling Kindersley Limited. p. 117. ISBN 9781409375456.