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Albanian popato and cabbage soup

Albania soup, reminiding borscht, but with a milder flavor.
Albanian potato & cabbage soup

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 2 carrot, finely chopped
  • 3 celery stalks finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 tablespoon tomato sauce
  • 5-7 cups chicken broth
  • 0.5 kg cabbage, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of vinegar
  • 0.5 kg potatoes
  • 2 smaller beet roots, diced to smaller cubes


Fry onions in oil.
Add carrots and celery continue to saute.
Add the flour, saute a little. Add tomato sauce and a few tablespoons of stock, stirring continuously.
Cover and simmer on low heat until the sauce is ready.
Add the remaing broth, boil, add vinegar, beetroot and cook for about 15 minutes, then add potatoes and cook for about 20 minutes, or until the vegetables are soft.
Season with salt and pepper and serve hot with a tablespoon of cream.

Kurabie – albanian cookies

Albanian Kurabie cookies.

  • 1 cup of yogurt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 cup of butter
  • 2 pakcs vanilla sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 4 cups of flour

  • Preparation

    Mix baking soda with yogurt, add the next ingredients and prepare the dough.
    With hands covered with melted butter make shapes into oval about size of a walnut, then place them on a butter covered baking pan and leave space between the shapes.
    Whipe the top with egg, sprinkle sugar and bake in oven for about 10-15 minutes on 150 ° C.

Sheqepare – albanian cookies

Albanian Sheqepare cookies – sweet and good.

Albanian Sheqepare


  • 2 cup of sugar
  • 3/4 cup of butter
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup of water
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cloves

  • Preparation

    Preheat oven to 180 degrees.

    Mix butter and one cup of sugar. Add the egg yolks and stir until mixture is smooth. Mix flour and baking soda till it will be good to create soft dough for forms.
    Roll dough to 1 cm thick. Cut out around 6cm wheels and put it on baking pan with baking paper. Bake about 20 minutes.
    Place the remaining sugar and water in small saucepan and cook on medium temperature about 10minutes. Remove and season with vanilla and cloves.

    Take the cookies from oven and let it cool. Pour with hot sugar syrup. Serve at room temperature.

Fërgesë Tirane – albanian traditional dish

Fërgesë Tirane is traditional albanian dish.

Fërgesë Tirane

Fërgesë Tirane - Albania



  • 1 pond veal cutlets
  • 1/2 pound Greek feta cheese
  • 1/4 lb butter
  • 1 onion
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • salt, black pepper, chili


Cut the meat into small pieces and dice the onion.

Preheat the olive oil and sauté the meat and onion for 15 minutes.
In next saucepan, melt the butter and then add flour, feta cheese, black pepper, salt and chili to taste.

Mix all the ingredients together in the saucepan and place in a preheated oven (350 Fahrenheit) for 15 minutes.
Take out and serve immediately with fresh bread.