Stuffed turkey with mlinci

Here comes the turkey! The turkey is a must, especially with homemade mlinci. A classic that never goes out of fashion and one that is prepared at least several times a year for holidays that the people of Zagreb love so much. What makes it a classic? The excellent taste, of course! Zagreb-style turkey is practically a symbol of the holidays. Find a place for it on your table too.


Ingredients for 8-10 persons:
1 cleaned turkey / 3-4 kg

For stuffing:
2 large           rolls
150 ml of       milk
2                   eggs
1                   onion
40 g               softened butter
150 g             turkey liver
1 tablespoon   chopped parsley
30 g               pure lard

As a side dish:
300 g              mlinci (thin dried flatbread)

Also:
150g                 carrots
3                      celery stalks
150 g                celery root
1                      onion
Salt and ground black pepper

Preparation:
Cut buns into pieces, move to a suitable bowl and cover with milk. Add chopped liver, chopped parsley, chopped onions, butter, two eggs and season with pepper. Mix the ingredients well. After cleaning both the inside and outside surfaces of the turkey, season it with a mixture of salt and pepper and stuff it with the mixture of buns, liver and eggs. Grease the bottom of the baking dish, cover with chopped vegetables and place the stuffed turkey over them. Coat the turkey in lard, add water and bake for two and a half hours in an oven preheated to 220°C. Just before the turkey is done, break the mlinci (thin dried flatbread) into smaller chunks, salt them and pour boiling water over them. Leave to rest for a few minutes. When done, place the turkey on a cutting board and stray gravy. Cut the turkey in pieces. Drain the soft mlinci, overflow them with the gravy and stir. Serve  hot together with stuffing of bread and turkey liver.