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Mousaka


The most famous greek food (and veeeeeery delicious too!)... It's not easy to make it, but you will fill with enthousiasm everyone who will try it!
 

Mousaka

Mousaka

Mousaka

Ingredients

1 lb chopped meat
3 tablespoons butter or lard
3 tablespoons chopped onions
1 cup tomato sauce
½ cup dry breadcrumbs
1 cup grated cheese
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
1 cup white wine
1 cup water
3 or 4 round eggplants (medium size)
Salt, pepper and grated nutmeg

Ingredients for white sauce (Bechamel)
1 quart milk
1 cup flour
3 or 4 tablespoons butter
2 eggs
salt, white pepper and grated nutmeg

Directions

Brown onions in butter or lard. Add chopped meat, mixing constantly until mixture becomes crumbly. Add tomato sauce, wine, water, salt, pepper, parsley and nutmeg. Cover pan and cook for one hour over low heat. In the meantime, cut the eggplants lengthside in slices about ? inch thick. Salt them, let them strain in a colander and fry in deep fat. Let the fried eggplants strain again. Prepare a thick white sauce (Bechamel) with milk, flour, butter, salt, white pepper and grated nutmeg. Add eggs. Arrange eggplants in shallow pan with a few breadcrumbs. Remove chopped meat from heat, add half the grated cheese and half of the breadcrumbs. Spread evenly over the eggplants. Pour the white sauce evenly over this and sprinkle the remaining cheese and breadcrumbs on top. Pour some melted butter over the top and bake for 15 minutes until golden brown. Cool slightly and cut in squares. Good for 6-8 servings.

NOTE : Moussaka can also be made with only potatoes, or potatoes and eggplants, or with eggplants, potatoes and pumpkins.

mariavivian mariavivian 4 years 51 weeks
I have eaten this but I never knew it was Greek food. I love eggplants.
-Lora- -Lora- 5 years 1 week
Sounds good :)