Albania

Albanian Traditional Fergese Dish

Albanian Fergese Dish
A Perfect Dish for Cold Winter Days

Albanian Fërgesë is a delicious dish that originates from Albania. This dish is a combination of peppers and tomatoes, along with meat and cheese. It is a hearty and flavourful meal that is perfect for a cold winter day.

Making the Fërgesë

To make Albanian Fërgesë, you will need ground beef or lamb, onions, peppers, tomatoes, and feta cheese. Start by browning the meat in a pan with some oil. Once the meat is browned, add the onions and peppers and cook until they are soft.

Next, add the tomatoes and cook until they

Albanian Fërgesë

are soft and the mixture is slightly thickened. Then, add the feta cheese and stir until it is melted and well combined.

A Delicious Hearty Meal in Under an Hour

Transfer the mixture to a baking dish and bake for about 30 minutes, or until the cheese is golden brown and bubbly. You can serve Albanian Fërgesë with bread or rice, or eat it on its own.

The dish is a popular comfort food in Albania and is often served during holidays and special occasions. It is a great way to showcase the rich flavours and ingredients of the Albanian cuisine.

How to Make the Albanian Fergese
Ingredients:

5 Roasted & Diced Red Bell Peppers

1 Diced Onions

150g Feta Cheese

400g Diced Tomatoes

1 Tsp Chilli Flakes

20g Flour

20g Butter

40g Greek Yogurt

2 Tbsp Basil

Pepper

Method:
  1. Prepare The Pepper Mix

Sweat the onion in a small drop of olive oil until softened – about 3 minutes, then remove and set aside.

     2. Simmer the red bell peppers, tomatoes, and basil on medium to high heat for 10 minutes – the mixture should have thickened with little liquid remaining. Mix in the onion and set aside to cool.

    3. Prepare The Cheese Mix

In a separate small saucepan melt the butter. Mix in the flour to form a roux. Crumble in the feta while stirring quickly. Once all has melted, you should have a thick texture – add the yogurt.

  1. Prepare The Fergese For Cooking

Mix the feta and yogurt mixture with the pepper and tomato mixture. Season with the Chilli flakes, salt, and pepper.

  1. Cooking

Split into 2 dishes and cook on 180 degrees for 30 minutes. Leave to cool slightly before serving – best served with crusty bread.

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