Recipe for migliacci: cheese patties

By: Dino Menicucci In: Recipes Corsica On: Hit: 12287

Have you heard of migliacci? It is a speciality found all year round in Corsica and can be enjoyed with the family, especially during the holidays.

Small salty and crispy cakes with fresh ewe's milk cheese cooked in a wood oven on chestnut leaves. If you don't have a wood oven or chestnut leaves, don't worry, I have the solution! And as we love greed, passion and tradition, we could not, do not propose you the recipe of the migliacci. Come on, let's get started: the ingredients. Don't hesitate to give me your opinion. Buon appetitu!

Ingredients for 4 persons

  • 500g of flour
  • 2 fresh ewe's milk cheeses (700g each / 3 days maturing)
  • the whey recovered from the cheese
  • some water
  • a pinch of salt
  • 2 sachets of baker's yeast
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 egg yolks for gilding
  • Chestnut leaves (Dried and soaked for 2 hours the day before in water) or greaseproof paper sheets.


Total time : 2h15 = Preparation : 2h + Cooking : 15 min

Step 1: Separate the cheeses from the whey and reserve. Cut half of a cheese (350g) into strips and crumble the rest (1050g) then set aside.
Step 2: In a bowl, mix the flour and baker's yeast then add the whey gradually while continuing to mix.
Step 3: Add a pinch of salt, the crumbled cheese, the 2 eggs and mix well. Do not hesitate to add a little water, you must obtain a dough neither too thick nor too liquid.
Step 4: Cover the bowl and let the dough rest for 1h45. During this time, start your wood oven or preheat your oven to 240°C.
Step 5: In the wood oven: Superimpose 3 to 4 chestnut leaves so as to make a support and put a good ladle of dough on it.
In the classic oven: Place a sheet of baking paper on your baking tray and place two ladles of dough on each side.
Step 6: Place a few slices of cheese on top of the dough and glaze the top with the egg yolk.
Step 7: Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, the migliacci are cooked once they are golden brown. It's ready to eat!


I recommend you to taste the warm migliacci accompanied by a green salad and a good glass of Corsican red wine.

To finish I wish you a good day or a good evening and invite you to come to discover other recipes just as greedy. And for those who are short of time, do not hesitate to visit our store of Corsican products, we propose you many products made in the respect of the tradition. CorseBoutique, the best of Corsica. Thanks to all of you!


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