Sirene po Shopski

Cheese Shopski There is no good translation of this meal’s name but it definitely comes from the Sofia region. Shopski is the adjective for shop, a mythical person believed to live in or around the city of Sofia. There are a lot of stories for how smart industrious and stubborn these people are but this is not the point here, the point is that after all they left us a pretty good recipe.

Sirene po Shopski

Ingredients:
                 400 grams white cheese
                 150 grams yellow Cheese
                 2 eggs
                 2 hot peppers
                 2 sliced tomatoes
                 2 chopped roasted peppers
                 oregano, parsley or any other dry green spice
Directions:
Take two small earthware pots with lids (“gyuveche” pots) and put a layer of Cheese, then a layer of peppers and tomatoes, then more Cheese.
Bake for about 20 minutes or until the Cheese is melted.
Then break an egg on top of each dish and cook till the egg is the consistency you like.

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