Albanian tave dheu (Baked liver with cheese) recipe

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  • Meat and poultry
  • Offal
  • Liver

Albanian tave dheu is one of Albania’s national dishes and is also know as fergese me melçi. It gives it a natural authentic taste and looks good too.

London, England, UK

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IngredientsServes: 4

  • 500g beef liver, diced
  • olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 5 red peppers, roasted and diced
  • 6 tomatoes, diced
  • 40g plain flour
  • 100g feta cheese
  • 200g ricotta cheese
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 220ml hot water Hot Water
  • 1 teaspoon chilli flakes
  • salt and pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 200 C / Gas 6.
  2. Firstly, brown the liver for a few minutes in olive oil, remove from the pan and set aside.
  3. Add the garlic into the remaining oil and saute for 2 minutes before adding the red peppers and tomatoes then continue to saute on a medium heat for 5 minutes.
  4. Add the flour while stirring continuously, then add in the feta and ricotta cheese. Continue stirring for a few minutes before adding the bay leaves, water and liver.
  5. This is the best time to season to taste with chilli flakes, salt and pepper – then leave to cook together for 5 minutes.
  6. Split the mixture into 4 clay dishes and cook till bubbling, about 25 minutes. Serve hot.

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