Albania – Kosova have had the privilege of being a part of the Heritage Festival for three years and it has been an amazing event to show our culture and teach others about our countries.
The pavilion is organized by the Albanian Canadian Society of Edmonton (ACSE). Founded in 2001, the main goal of the Albanian Canadian Society of Edmonton (ACSE) was to bring new and settled Albanians in Edmonton closer together and offer any assistance it could at the time.
Throughout the years, the community has evolved and became much more active through community sponsored programs, charity work, and volunteer programs.
Cool Facts - ALBANIA
Traditional Albanian Dish. There are many forms of Burek, you can have Meat, Potato, Spinach, Cheese and even Pumpkin!
1 pound lean ground beef
1 tablespoon ground allspice
1 tablespoon paprika
1 pinch salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
1 potato, finely chopped
1 onion, chopped
1 (16 ounce) package phyllo dough
¼ cup melted butter
Step 1 Preheat an oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
Step 2 Brown ground beef in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain fat; stir in allspice, paprika, salt, and pepper. Transfer beef to a large bowl and stir in potato and onion.
Step 3 Unroll phyllo pastry and transfer 2 sheets to a work surface; stack sheets. Spoon 1/8th of the ground beef mixture down one long edge of the phyllo pastry. Roll phyllo into a tube, encasing beef. Shape the tube into a coil (snail shape). Place the roll on an ungreased baking sheet; brush with melted butter. Repeat, placing finished rolls up against one another to keep them from unrolling.
Step 4 Bake burek in the preheated oven until golden brown, 20 to 30 minutes