Mousaka

A famous Greek dish, for good reason.

Mousaka

Ingredients

  • 1 aubergine, 1cm thick slices in salty water for 30 min
  • 1 potato, 1 cm thick slices
  • 1 courgette
  • 125 g grated cheese
  • salt, pepper
  • fresh parsley
  • 500 gr beef mince
  • 6 tomatoes
  • 200 ml wine
  • 75 g olive oil
  • 2 egg whites
  • Garlic, onion
  • Oregano, carnation, cinnamon, nutmeg

Bechamel

  • 60 gr butter
  • 500 ml whole milk
  • salt, pepper
  • nutmeg
  • 2 egg yolks

Preparation

Oven-grill or stir-fry aubergines, courgettes and potatoes. Don’t burn!

Stir-fry food processed garlic/onion and mince. Add wine and spices and boil for 30 min.

Add tomatoes and remaining spices and boil. In the end add egg whites and a bit of the béchamel to thicken it.

Béchamel: Melt the butter over medium fire. Add flour and constantly stir until the mixture becomes golden and bubbles. Should take about 2 min, if it turns brown it has been too long.

Slowly add the milk while stirring with omelette wire. The aim is to mix the flour well. While it thickens, add salt pepper and nutmeg. As it cools down, add 4 egg yolks.

Layer potatoes with salt and pepper and add half the parsley and 1/3 of the cheese. Cover with half the mince, layer aubergines, and make one more similar layer.

Add top layer of bechamel and cheese and bake in pre-heated oven at 180oC. Trick: Bake for 1hr at full temp covered, turn oven off and leave until next morning.

Serve with feta cheese.

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