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Provatina

Provatina: Mature, fatty lamb, once considered cheap, now popular in restaurants. Enjoy roasted or cooked in a pot. Affordable and flavorful.

Plateau with grilled pieces of ‘Provatina’

Provatina is the female lamb that has already given birth—thus, one that is not young in age. Very fatty, it is also called “chondro”.

Cooked pieces of ‘Provatina’, female lamb meat with peppers, tomatoes and oil in oven

In olden times, it was a favorite meze among butchers, but you could find it only in certain places, because it was considered a cheap, low-quality meat. Today, provatina continues to be inexpensive, but has acquired a good name, finding its way on to the menus of many restaurants.

It can be roasted or cooked in the pot.

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