Fergese
Fergesë e Tiranës me piperka

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Fergese

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Ingredients

5 Roasted & Diced Red Bell Peppers You can used canned, 320g drained weight
1 Diced Onions
150g Feta Cheese You can use any salted white cheese
400g Diced Tomatoes You can use a tin of diced or chopped tomatoes in replace of fresh
1 Tsp Chilli Flakes
20g Flour
20g Butter
40g Greek Yogurt
2 Tbsp Basil
Pepper
Salt
Olive Oil

Nutritional information

540
Calories
89.9g
Sugar
26.4g
Sat Fat
34.2g
Fat
17.6g
Protein
42.9g
Carbs
1/2
Serving
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Ingredients

About this Recipe

Albanian Fergese is one of Albania’s national dishes and what I love most about it is that it can be widely adapted. I have come to know that there seems to be two versions of the dish – Fergesë e Tiranës me piperka (Made with Peppers) and Fergese me melçi (made with Liver).

Fergesë e Tiranës me piperka is a vegetarian dish that is more often served as a side where as Fergese me melçi (or Tave Dheu as we call it in the north) is a main meal.

This is a great recipe that allows me to get out my clay dishes and bake the same way you would back in Albania.

I have added a Tave Dheu recipe, but for now, enjoy this dish as it is becoming one of our favourites!

 

This recipe is best cooked in clay dishes, 15cm by 5cm deep. It gives it a natural authentic taste and looks good too!

Tip: You can add chicken liver to this Albanian fergese dish, you will need 400g – 500g, diced and browned. Mix it into the final mixture before separating into bowls and put in the oven.

Method

1
Done

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
Done

Simmer the red bell peppers, tomatoes and basil on a 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
Done

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.

4
Done

Prepare the Fergese for cooking

Mix the feta and yogurt mixture into it into the pepper and tomatoes mixture. Season with the Chilli flakes, salt and pepper.

5
Done

Cooking

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

Michelle Tafili

My recipes are here to help you make an Albanian recipe in your own home. Tried, tested and perfected Albanian food so you can get it right the first time.

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