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Fërgesë: The Albanian dish that will blow your mind

Fërgesë is a traditional Albanian dish that is sure to leave a lasting impression. This hearty and flavorful dish is made with a combination of roasted peppers, tomatoes, onions, eggs, and feta cheese. It is often served as an appetizer or side dish, but it can also be enjoyed as a main course.

The first thing you will notice about fërgesë is its vibrant colors. The roasted peppers and tomatoes add a pop of color to the dish, while the feta cheese gives it a creamy white hue. The flavors are just as vibrant as the colors. The roasted peppers and tomatoes add a smoky and slightly sweet flavor, while the onions add a touch of bitterness. The eggs and feta cheese add a richness and creaminess that balance out the other flavors.

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Yield: 4 servings

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Total time: 35 minutes


  • 2 bell peppers (any color)

  • 2 tomatoes

  • 1 onion

  • 4 eggs

  • 1 cup chopped feta cheese

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).

  2. Halve the bell peppers and remove the seeds and ribs. Place the peppers on a baking sheet and roast for 20 minutes, or until tender.

  3. While the peppers are roasting, dice the tomatoes and onion.

  4. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.

  5. Add the diced tomatoes and cook until they start to break down, about 5 minutes more.

  6. When the peppers are cool enough to handle, peel and dice them.

  7. Add the roasted peppers, tomatoes, onions, eggs, and feta cheese to the skillet. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  8. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the eggs are set, about 5 minutes.

  9. Serve warm.


  • For a spicier fërgesë, add a pinch of red pepper flakes to the skillet with the onions.

  • You can also add other vegetables to fërgesë, such as zucchini, eggplant, or mushrooms.

  • Fërgesë can be made ahead of time and reheated before serving.

Fërgesë is a delicious and versatile dish that is sure to please everyone at the table. It is a great way to introduce yourself to Albanian cuisine. If you are looking for a new and exciting dish to try, fërgesë is a great option. It is a flavorful and satisfying dish that is sure to become a new favorite.

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