If you’ve ever tried the Albanian traditional cuisine, Fergese, washed down with the Albanian favorite drink Raki, you will agree that the country is a home to rich dishes! These cuisines will leave your mouth watery and make you long for more.
These cuisines, however, follow a dedicated cooking process, which requires specific cooking utensils. In this post, we will walk you through the Albanian cooking utensils vocabulary so that you can follow traditional recipes in an instant. After all, we bet that you also want to make your own renditions of the classic dishes in this awesome country, right? If you are ready for that, keep reading below!
Albanian Kitchen Utensils To Know
Every country has its own special dishes that require specific flavors and cooking utensils. Albanian however have a lot of unique cuisines, and here are some important kitchen utensils that are required.
Pots – Ibrik
The Famous Fergese, Ashure, and more require quality pot for mixing and boiling. That is why a pot is found in every Albanian home. Ibrik is used in everyday cooking, and it is one of the essentials for cooking.
Pan – Tigan
Ranging from the famous Byrek, Albanian cherish their pans. From frying pans to baking pans, you need to have a great pan if you want to cook a lot of Albanian cuisines. Therefore, getting a good Tigan is essential in every Albanian’s home.
Coffee Grinder – Mulli kafeje
Albanians love their coffee, and you will see workers taking coffee breaks sipping a nice hot coffee. Well, some Albanians also use a coffee roaster to dry out some spices, to get richer flavors
Bowls – Tas
Albanian dishes are usually served in bowls, apart from some dishes like Qofte, Flija, etc. So, you’d need quality bowls to enjoy popular Albanian soups. The famous Jani me Fasule, Ashure, or Feregese will require some quality bowls for serving.
Knives – Thikë
Albanians are heavy on fish and meat! You will see dishes like Tavë Kosi (baked chicken in yogurt), Qofe, and other traditional Albanian food with meat. Albanians don’t joke with a knife to ensure those meats are chopped into mall bits or get the bones out of the way.
Cutting Board – Prerje bordit
There is a lot of Albanian food that requires a cutting board for cutting vegetables. An example is the Byrek Stuffing which consists of vegetables, cheese, and other ingredients. Prerje bordit is definitely a must-have.
Oven – Furrë
It is non-negotiable to have (Albanian name). There is a lot of food, especially Albanian desserts that require baking. So, any kitchen utensils related to baking are a must-have in an Albanian home. Therefore, don’t forget to add baking utensils to your list.
There are other necessary Albaning cooking utensils but we will go over them in a jiffy.
Other Albanian Cooking Utensils
Now that we’ve gotten important Albanian cooking Utensils out of the way, let’s focus on other important utensils you should have if you are living in Albanian. To make reading easy, I have categorized them into digestible tables like Kitchen appliances, cookware, utensils, and other utensils.
|Butcher Block||Bllok kasap||
|Meat fork||Pirun Mishi||
|Meat fork||Pirun Mishi||
|Trash can||Koshi i mbeturinave||
|Dish towel||Peshqir pjatë||
|Can opener||Mund të hapës||
|Dish rack||Raft enësh||
|Paper towels||Peshqir letre||
Popular Albanian Cuisines You Should Try
As a bonus, we will list out the popular Albanian cuisines that get our mouth watery every time!
Byrek is one of the most popular Albanian street food you will find around because it is easy to eat on the go. It is an Albanian pie that can have different fillings such as vegetables, meat, cottage cheese, onions & tomato. Whatever filling you’re feeling up to!
Eating Ferges when it is cold gives you a whole different vibe! The flavor would have being juiced out and everything will work in sync. Ferges is also known as summer stew and it is better eaten after two to three hours of cooking
Tarator is a cold yogurt appetizer that is more enjoyable during the summer. Tarator is mainly made from greek yogurt, cold water, salt, and cucumber. you can decide to get creative with your Tarator, though.
There are plenty of Albanian cuisines to try out, but we will limit it here.
I believe you are equipped with enough utensil knowledge to navigate your way. Finding the right utensils matters a lot in Albanian and can sometimes be a determining factor in how the food will turn out. If you are interested in learning more about Albanian, then read on.
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