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Mousaka (Greek Eggplant Casserole) Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Bonnie Chatman, BPI Memphis

Category:
Category:
 


Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 lbs. ground beef
1 c. chopped onion
1 clove garlic, minced
stick butter
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. black pepper
1 cinnamon stick
1 bay leaf
1/4 cup fresh parsley chopped
1 8oz. can tomato sauce
1 c. water
3 eggs
2 large eggplants
1 cup grated parmesan
1/4 c. olive oil or canola


Directions:
Directions:
Cook ground beef, onion, garlic, and cinnamon stick until meat is brown and onion is tender. Drain all fat. Add tomato sauce, 1 c. water, butter, parsley, salt, pepper, and bay leaf (whole). Cook to a boil, then reduce to low and simmer for 30 minutes.
Slice eggplants into thick slices. Soak for 15 minutes in salted water. Drain thoroughly and dry well on a towel. Fry slices in hot oil until golden brown. Drain on a paper towel.

In a greased baking pan (13x9x2), start layers by sprinkling the bottom of the pan with parmesan cheese. Repeat (3) layers; parmesan, eggplant, meat sauce.

Top with Crema Sauce and sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 of parmesan.

Bake at 350 until the top is golden brown.

 

CREMA SAUCE


Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
3 c. milk
6 tbsp. butter
6 tbsp. flour
6 eggs, beaten
⅛ tsp. nutmeg
1/4 c. grated parmesan
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper

Directions:
Directions:
Heat 2 cups milk to scalding (180), add butter, remove from heat. Blend flour into 1 c. cold milk. Stir cold mixture into hot mixture. Return to heat, whisking constantly until thickened. Remove from heat and add eggs (beaten), nutmeg, parmesan, salt, and pepper.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
12 - 3 inch square servings
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
2 hours
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Add cooked sliced potatoes to your layers.

 

 

 

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