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Croatian Recipes: Narancini

Narancini (Photo credit: Cukar)

Narancini, or arancini, is candied orange (or mandarin) peel and is a popular sweet particularly in southern Croatia. Narancini is easy and simple to make so instead of throwing away your orange skins give this recipe a go.


Orange peel
Sugar – 300 g

Narancini (Photo credit: Cukar)


1. Organic oranges are the best to use. Make sure you clean all the flesh from the peel with a spoon so it is left white.

2. Cut the peel into 5 mm wide strips. Soak them in water overnight. This will help get rid of any bitterness. Strain off and let dry.

3. On a cold pan pour in the sugar (should cover the bottom of the pan). Now turn on the heat and mix for a minute before adding the orange peel.

4. Mix all together so the sugar covers the peel (don’t let the sugar melt).

5. Remove from heat and place in a bowl of sugar. Mix together and then remove individually and place on baking paper to dry.

6. Place them in an air-tight container.

(Photo: Cukar)

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