Baked Lamb and Yogurt (Albanian Name: Tavë Kosi)

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by lulelola

A delicious recipe that is great for family gatherings. This is one variation of it, there are several.

Top Review by Satyne

This was quite a nice dish, the lamb turned out beautifully. Maybe a bit too much egg for my personal tastes. I really did not expect this to turn out the way it did, but it was quite interesting. Looks a little like a quiche. Made for My Food Odyssey Albania.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 lbs lamb
  • 4 tablespoons butter (1/2 stick)
  • 2 tablespoons rice
  • salt and pepper
  • For Yogurt sauce

  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 4 tablespoons butter (1/2 stick)
  • 2 lbs yogurt
  • 5 eggs
  • salt and pepper


  1. Cooking Instructions:
  2. Cut meat in 4 serving pieces, sprinkle each piece with salt and pepper, and bake in a moderately-heated oven with half the butter, sprinkling the meat with its gravy now and then. When meat is half-baked, add rice; remove the baking pan from the oven and leave it aside while you prepare the yogurt sauce:.
  3. Sauté flour in butter until mixed thoroughly. Mix yogurt with salt, pepper and eggs until a uniform mixture is obtained, and finally stir in the flour. Put the sauce mixture in the baking pan; sauté it with the meat pieces and bake at 375 degrees F for about 45 minutes.
  4. Serve hot.

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