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Fërgesë – A Step-by-Step Guide to Cooking This Traditional Albanian Dish


Fërgesë is a traditional Albanian dish that is known for its rich and savory flavor. This dish is made with a combination of peppers, onions, tomatoes, and two types of cheese, feta and kaçkavall. It is easy to prepare and is perfect for a family dinner or a potluck with friends.

In this step-by-step guide, we will show you how to cook fërgesë in a skillet on the stovetop.


  • 2 red bell peppers, sliced
  • 2 green bell peppers, sliced
  • 2 onions, sliced
  • 4 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 pound feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 pound kaçkavall cheese, grated
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add the sliced onions to the skillet and cook until they are soft and translucent.
  3. Add the sliced peppers to the skillet and cook for 10-15 minutes, until they are soft.
  4. Add the chopped tomatoes and water to the skillet and continue to cook for another 10-15 minutes.
  5. Reduce the heat to low and add the crumbled feta cheese and grated kaçkavall cheese to the skillet.
  6. Stir the ingredients together until the cheese is melted and well combined.
  7. Season the dish with salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Continue to cook the fërgesë for an additional 5-10 minutes, until the cheese is bubbly and golden brown.
  9. Remove the skillet from the heat and let it cool for a few minutes before serving.

Fërgesë is best served hot and can be enjoyed as a main course or as a side dish. It is a hearty and satisfying meal that is sure to impress any guests with its unique and flavorful taste. Give it a try and discover the wonderful flavors of this traditional Albanian dish.

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