Bulgarian Drob Sarma Recipe

Leg of lamb
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  • Total: 55 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 35 mins
  • Yield: 6 Servings

Bulgarian drob sarma is a main course offering made with chopped lamb or calf's liver and rice, topped with a savory egg custard known as zalivka.


  • 1 pound lamb or calf's liver, washed, trimmed, and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 bunches chopped green onions
  • 1/2 cup long-grain white rice, rinsed
  • 2 cups hot lamb or beef stock
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup plain yogurt

Steps to Make It

  1. In a large Dutch oven, sauté liver in butter. When nearly done, add onions and sauté a few minutes. Add drained rice and sauté, coating with fat.

  2. Add hot stock, salt, and pepper to taste and mint. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer 20 minutes.

  3. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Transfer to a greased 9-inch-by-13-inch pan. Combine eggs with yogurt to make the custard (zalivka) and spread over liver-rice mixture. Bake 10-15 minutes or until custard is golden brown.