Tavë Kosi - Baked Lamb With Yogurt
February 26, 2020
"This is a popular dish in Albania where lamb is a common source of protein."
- Serving Size: 1 (609.3 g)
- Calories 845.3
- Total Fat - 47.6 g
- Saturated Fat - 18.7 g
- Cholesterol - 1048.9 mg
- Sodium - 757.8 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 22.1 g
- Dietary Fiber - 0.7 g
- Sugars - 4.7 g
- Protein - 77.8 g
- Calcium - 298.5 mg
- Iron - 7.6 mg
- Vitamin C - 0.9 mg
- Thiamin - 0.4 mg
Cut meat in 4 serving pieces or into cubes.
Heat 1 tablespoon butter and olive oil in a heavy, lidded pan and brown the lamb pieces over high heat.
Add garlic and oregano and water, bring to a simmer. Cover and cook for 45 to 60 minutes or until lamb is tender.
Stir in the rice, season with salt and pepper. Transfer to an oven-proof 3 quart casserole or earthenware dish.
Melt the remaining butter in a small saucepan, add the flour and make a roux, cook for 2 minutes, then take off the heat.
Add the yogurt and mix well, then return to the heat and cook gently for a couple of minutes.
Take off the heat, add the beaten eggs and season with salt and pepper.
Pour the sauce over the lamb and rice mixture, grate fresh nutmeg on top and bake for 40–45 minutes until starting to turn golden-brown.
Remove from the oven and allow to sit for 5 minutes before serving.
Tips & Variations
No special items needed.