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Greek Moussaka


Greek Moussaka Ingredients

  1. Eggplant 2 pieces
  2. Minced meat (beef or lamb) 500 grams
  3. Onion 1 piece
  4. Garlic to taste
  5. Fresh tomatoes 300 grams
  6. Dry red wine 1/2 cup
  7. Olive oil optional
  8. Laurel leaves 2 pieces
  9. Ground cinnamon to taste
  10. Salt to taste
  11. Pepper to taste
  12. Nutmeg to taste
  13. Milk 1/2 cup
  14. Butter 50 grams
  15. Hard cheese 50 grams
  16. Egg yolk 1 piece
  • Main ingredients: Beef, Lamb, Eggplant, Onion, Cheese, Red Wine
  • Serving 4 servings
  • World CuisineGreek Cuisine

Inventory:

Bakeware, deep frying pan, pan, spatula, kitchen knife, cutting board, spoon, disposable paper towels, hot pot holders, whisk.

Cooking Greek Moussaki:

Step 1: prepare the ingredients.


All necessary vegetables must be washed, and the onion and garlic also need to peel the husk. Defrost minced meat at room temperature, and grate the cheese. Cut the tomatoes into small cubes immediately, removing the seal from the vegetables on the top of the head.

Step 2: prepare the filling.

Musaka is a combination of three different layers: meat, eggplant and bechamel sauce. I recommend starting cooking with meat.
Warm the olive oil in a pan, toss the onion and fry it a little, then add the minced meat and finely chopped or grated garlic. The aroma will be amazing!
When the meat starts to change color a little, add chopped tomatoes and cinnamon (one pinch will be enough). Salt well, add pepper, bay leaf and pour wine.
When all the ingredients are added, you just have to boil the meat sauce over medium heat until it becomes thick enough. At the same time, be sure to mix the contents of the pan and entertain yourself with the remaining wine from time to time, and the moussaka will turn out more delicious.

Step 3: fry the eggplant.


Simultaneously with cooking, take care of eggplant. Cut the vegetables into thin slices, sprinkle them with salt and let it soak for several minutes.

After that, slices of vegetables need to be fried in a pan with olive oil until soft and appetizing. Dry the fried eggplant with towels.

Step 4: prepare the sauce.


Now the hardest part is making bechamel sauce. They need to start working after you have finished meat and eggplant, as all your attention is required here.

First, melt the butter in a saucepan and add the flour to it, stirring well. Cook while on low heat. Pour the milk slowly, without stopping stirring and heating the sauce on the stove. It would be better if the milk was at room temperature, and not just from the refrigerator.
Continue to cook the sauce, stirring occasionally to break all the lumps and wait until the mixture boils, and then thickens enough. Bechamel should remain fairly fluid and fluid so that it can be poured out of the pan with a spoon.
When the sauce is the right consistency, remove it from the heat and add nutmeg, salt and pepper. Mix well.

Then send egg yolk and grated cheese to bechamel, mix everything very carefully.

Step 5: form the Greek Moussaka.


Butter a baking dish and place all the prepared ingredients in it to form Greek moussaka. The first layer is eggplant, then lay the meat sauce, flatten the top and put the bechamel.

Step 6: bake Greek Moussaka.


Greek moussaka should be baked in a well-heated oven with 190 degrees and for about 50 minutes. In order for the dish to bake evenly, it is better to put it on an average level.
After you get your mushak out of the oven, do not rush to serve it, let it cool slightly at room temperature. If you can’t stand it, the pieces of moussaka will look careless, and it happened in the photo below. Therefore, show endurance!

Step 7: serve the Greek Moussaka.


Greek Moussaka is an independent dish, in my opinion it does not need either a side dish, much less a sauce. Unless you can add another glass of red dry wine nearby. Everything! Then you will have a wonderful meal in Greek.
Enjoy your meal!

Recipe Tips:

- There is no one true way and recipe for making Greek moussaka, so if you have any ideas how to improve the taste of the dish, feel free to put them into practice and share your findings on our website.