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.
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.