Romanian Garlic Sauce Recipe – Mujdei De Usteroi

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Truly a dish for garlic fans, the Romanian garlic sauce (mujdei de usteroi) is great on everything from dense black bread to crudités.


Romanian Garlic Sauce

  • 1 head garlic, peeled and separated into cloves
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower oil
  • ½ cup sour cream, reduced or full-fat
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper, to taste


  1. Combine the garlic and salt in a mortar and use a pestle to make a paste.
  2. Scrape the garlic into a small bowl and add the oil. Whisk with a fork until well mixed and lightened, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add the sour cream and black pepper. Mix well. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate for up to 1 week.

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