Recipe of Speedy Classic Moussakas

Classic Moussakas. Classic moussaka is made by layering potatoes, eggplants, and a meaty lamb sauce, and then covering the dish in an egg-enriched béchamel sauce that crisps up and becomes golden brown in the oven. Modern versions use beef, some skip the potatoes and béchamel, but most keep the meat sauce and creamy sauce on top. The base for a traditional Greek moussaka is most commonly fried eggplants.

This time I have meticulously followed all the steps of Panos and Mirella's recipe. My moussaka recipe is quite a copycat recipe. I didn't add my personal touches because I decided to stick to the original recipe to take no risks.

Hello everybody, hope you are having an amazing day today. Today, I’m gonna show you how to make a distinctive dish, classic moussakas. It is one of my favorites. This time, I will make it a bit tasty. This will be really delicious.

Classic moussaka is made by layering potatoes, eggplants, and a meaty lamb sauce, and then covering the dish in an egg-enriched béchamel sauce that crisps up and becomes golden brown in the oven. Modern versions use beef, some skip the potatoes and béchamel, but most keep the meat sauce and creamy sauce on top. The base for a traditional Greek moussaka is most commonly fried eggplants.

Classic Moussakas is one of the most favored of current trending meals in the world. It is simple, it is quick, it tastes delicious. It is enjoyed by millions every day. Classic Moussakas is something that I’ve loved my whole life. They’re fine and they look fantastic.

To get started with this recipe, we must first prepare a few ingredients. You can cook classic moussakas using 26 ingredients and 5 steps. Here is how you cook that.

The ingredients needed to make Classic Moussakas:

  1. {Prepare 6 of large Eggplants (thinly sliced round pieces).
  2. {Take 2 of large Potatoes (thinly sliced round pieces).
  3. {Get 800 grams of minced Beef or Lamb.
  4. {Get 2-3 of medium Onions diced.
  5. {Take 2 of Garlic Cloves minced.
  6. {Make ready 4 of fresh graded Tomatoes.
  7. {Prepare 100 grams of White Wine.
  8. {Make ready 1 cup of plain breadcrumbs.
  9. {Make ready 1 teaspoon of fresh Parsley chopped.
  10. {Get 1 teaspoon of Oregano.
  11. {Get 1 teaspoon of Sugar.
  12. {Prepare 2 of – 3 tablespoons of cooking Butter.
  13. {Prepare 1 cup of shredded Cheese.
  14. {Prepare 2 of Eggs beaten.
  15. {Take 1/2 cup of Olive Oil or Vegetable Oil.
  16. {Get of Salt.
  17. {Get of Pepper.
  18. {Take 1 cup of Water.
  19. {Get of Bechamel Sauce.
  20. {Prepare 6 tablespoons of flour.
  21. {Prepare 4 tablespoons of cooking butter.
  22. {Take 4 of coffee cups of Milk.
  23. {Take of Salt and Pepper.
  24. {Make ready 2 of beaten eggs.
  25. {Get 1 handful of shredded cheese.
  26. {Get 8 of Portions:.

Add the tomato puree, along with a couple of cups of boiling water, stir well. Heat butter in a medium saucepan over medium until foaming. Whisk in warm milk and bring sauce to a boil. Place a deep pan over high heat.

Instructions to make Classic Moussakas:

  1. In a large sauce pan, saute the onions, garlic in 3 tablespoons of butter. Add in the beef and stir until golden brown, then gradually add in the wine. Toss in the tomatoes, water, salt and pepper, parsley, oregano and sugar. Let this boil for about 1/2 hour. When the beef sauce is done take it off the stove and add in the beaten eggs, the breadcrumbs and 1/2 cup of the shredded cheese. Set it a side..
  2. In a large frying pan add in the 1/2 cup Olive oil or Vegetable Oil, and fry the eggplant and potatoes until lightly brown. Take a deep buttered baking pan and start layering in the potatoes, (the potatoes actually cover the bottom of your pan), and then continue layering the eggplant slices on top. Add your beef sauce on top of the eggplants and spread throughout the pan..
  3. In a large sauce pan, melt butter on low heat with a whisk and slowly add 1 tablespoon of flour at a time, gradually add the milk, whisk continuously. Add in all the other ingredients and stir until your Bechamel sauce has thicken. Pour on top of the meat sauce and spread..
  4. Bake at 180 degrees for 1 hour and until Bechamel sauce is golden brown..
  5. Kali Orexi!! 🙂 Enjoy!!.

Add the sunflower oil and let it get hot. Peel the potatoes and slice them into thin rounds. Moussaka is a Greek casserole of eggplant layered with spiced ground lamb or beef, and topped in a creamy white bechamel or custard sauce. It's comfort food of the highest order. It wasn't until we came home from our year abroad that I attempted to make this gorgeous eggplant dish from scratch.

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