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Traditional Albanian Pie – Spinach

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We mainly find this Traditional Albanian Pie on southeast Albania. Different from the other pies or Byrek it is prepared in just 2 Layers where the fill-in sits in the middle. The fill-in mass can be cooked differently regarding the taste and season. In this recipe, we will describe how to prepare Lakror me 2 Pere and Spinach.

Simple Steps for preparing this dish :
1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees C.
2. Prepare the Dough mixing Flour, a pinch of salt, yeast, and warm water.
3. Work on the dough until it is uniform. Cover it and let it sit for 20 minutes.
4. Wash the Spinach and boil it for 15 minutes
5. Cut the boiled spinach in small parts.
6. Put a Pot in the stove and on medium heat mix the spinach, cottage cheese and pinch of pepper.
7. Mix it well for 7 minutes. Put it out of the stove.
8. Roll the bottom layer of the pie and put it in the baking pan after oil touch.
9. Spread the spinach and cottage cheese filling in in the all bottom layer.
10. Roll the second layer of the pie and twist the sides to prevent the spread of the spinach.
11. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes at 250 degrees C.
12. Put it out of the oven and cover it with tablecloth for 10 minutes. Dye the pie with butter to stay soft.

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Lakror me 2 pete
Homemade albanian food & Food Tour Tirana
Lakror Me Spinaq
OriginSouth - East Albania
CourseStarter / Main Dish


For one medium pie is needed :Β 

250 g of wheat flour

1 egg / 3 pies dough


100 g of cottage cheese

350 g of spinach

salt and pepper