This is one of those stick to your bones and makes you feel good all over dishes. Think of it as American cornbread but packed with spinach, green onions, and cheese. This albanian byrek misri is very easy to make and can last a few days so, make a large batch if you can.
Albanian Byrek Misri
- 4 cups spinach (either frozen or finely chopped fresh)
- 1-gallon milk
- 2 eggs
- 3 cups of cornflour
- Six green onions
- 6 oz of cream cheese (or feta cheese if you prefer)
- 1 cup butter room temperature
- Salt to taste
First, start by chopping green onions and preparing the spinach. Then, in a large bowl slowly combine milk and cornflour. Mix vigorously while pouring to avoid clumping. Now mix in the following ingredients: the eggs, spinach, onions.
Cut the butter into small cubes and throw them into the mix. Then crumble the cheese in as well. If you are making it with cream cheese use a small spoon and scoop in small pieces of cheese in. A little salt for taste and you are done and ready to bake!
Pour the mixture into an oiled pan and bake for one hour at 400 degrees uncovered. The dish is done when it is a solid mixture and golden around the edges. Let it cook for about 15 minutes and then serve. This can be served as a main dish or a side dish. Either way, I know you will love it as much as I do!
Enjoy in byrek misri!