Tirana Furghes with Peppers (Fergesë e Tiranës me speca)

The specialty of the capital city, Tirana, is a dish called “Fergesë e Tiranës me speca” which is sautéed tomatoes and peppers with feta cheese.
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Albania
Keyword: feta cheese, Peppers
Servings: 4


  • 1/2 lb Green or Red Peppers
  • 1/2 lb Salted Cottage Cheese or Greek Feta Cheese
  • 1 tbsp Flour
  • 1/4 lb butter
  • 3 tbsp Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Chili Pepper


  • Peel the skin off the tomatoes and peppers.
  • Sauté them in a saucepan for 5-7 minutes only in the olive oil and then set them aside to cool down for 15 minutes.
  • Dice them the way you like. In another saucepan, melt the butter.
  • Add flour, cottage or Feta cheese, and black pepper, salt and chili pepper to taste.
  • Mix all the ingredients together and place them in saucepan.
  • Put saucepan in a preheated 350 oven for 15 minutes.
  • Take out and serve immediately.

Photo credit and inspiration: albaniavisits