Tirtlan from the Val Pusteria valley

You need flour, water and salt to make a very delicate dish of the Val Pusteria valley: the “Pusterer Tirtlan” have a long tradition.

The “Tirtlan” are one of the most typical delicacies of the Val Pusteria valley. They are like round doughnuts filled with spinach and curd (original). Mostly the “Tirtlan” are served together with a barley broth. The recipe and preparation are quite easy.

You take only flour, salt, egg and water, with this ingredients a dough is made which should rest a while. Then palm-seized round peaces are flattened and the filling is put on them. Each peace is covered with another peace of dough and the dough rims must be well pressed together. Then the “Tirtlan” are deep-fried and voilà – the delicacy is ready.

The “Pusterer Tirtlan” are also well known far beyond the borders and new fillings, like herb cheese or cabbage right up to sweet fillings like nuts or poppyseed make these Tirtlan a particular taste adventure!

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