Elbasan Pan

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Elbasan pan, also known as tava, is a traditional Albanian dish named after the city of Elbasan in central Albania. It is a delicious and hearty meal that is enjoyed by locals and visitors alike. Here’s recipe of Elbasan Pan;

Ingredients for Elbasan Pan;

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How be made Elbasan Pan;

  • Step 1

    Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a pot, then add diced meat and sauté for 4-5 minutes.

  • Step 2

    Next, add 2 medium-sized onions (peeled and roughly chopped) and 2 bell peppers (diced).

  • Step 3

    After lightly sautéing, add 1 teaspoon of thyme and 3-4 cloves of minced garlic.

  • Step 4

    After 5 minutes, add enough hot water to cover the ingredients.

  • Step 5

    Cover the pot and let it cook. Towards the end, add 1 teaspoon of salt and 1 teaspoon of black pepper, stir.

  • Step 6

    After the meat is cooked, separate 1 cup of the meat juice and let it cool.

  • Step 7

    In a large bowl, whisk together 1 cup of flour, 2 egg yolks, 1 teaspoon of salt, and 1 cup of strained yogurt until smooth.

  • Step 8

    Add the cooled meat juice and continue whisking. The mixture should have a smooth consistency.

  • Step 9

    Transfer the meat to a baking dish and pour the prepared sauce over it.

  • Step 10

    Sprinkle some powdered red pepper on top and bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees Celsius until golden brown.

  • Step 11

    Serve hot. Enjoy your meal!

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