Fruits, Vegetables, and Recipes of Albania

     Albanian fruits and vegetables may be "unknown" in the world but many Europeans actually eat Albanian produce as part of their breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. Below is a traditional Albanian dish made from delicious Albanian produce.



Tave Kosi

albanian tave kosi      

Tave Kosi (photo: right) is a traditional dish of Elbasan, Albania. The dish is made with lamb, yogurt, and rice baked in a mixture of eggs and yogurt. A usually side dish for Tave Kosi is a Greek salad (photo: left).

Prep Time: 40 Minutes

Total Time: 60 Minutes

Serves: 4 People






















500grams (1.1lbs) of Lamb Meat





Wash the lamb and sparingly rub in oil and salt.




2 Tablespoons of Corn Starch





Bake the lamb at 200C/400F for 40 minutes.




2 Tablespoons of Butter





Stir eggs, yogurt, and corn starch in separate bowl.




800-1000grams (1.75-2.2lbs) Yogurt





Boil water in the pan, with the lamb, and add rice plus the egg/yogurt/corn starch mixture.




3 Cups of Water





Do not stir ingredients.




3 Cups of Rice





Leave ingredients in the pan until the top becomes reddish in color.




2 Teaspoons of Salt









4 Eggs