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Preparation time 50 minutes
Cooking time 50 minutes
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$ 60.00

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Eggplant & potato, meat ragu & bechamel, all layered & baked together.
Allergens
Eggs, Milk
Shipped from USA, CA, San Diego 8588882975
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Skill Level
Spice
About the dish
Probably the second most popular Greek dish (gyro being first). Moussaka has a few variations depending on regions, but it's always a staple in any Greek grandma’s kitchen & this is a variation of my grandma’s.
Ingredients
What`s not included
Red Wine
Tools needed
Saucepan, Baking pan, Knife & board, Wooden spoon, Grater, Ladle, Whisk, Measuring spoons
Base
  • Extra virgin olive oil (as needed)
  • Eggplant (cut into 1/4)
  • Potatoes (cut into 1/4)
  • Sea salt & black pepper
  • Dried thyme
Meat ragu
  • Extra virgin olive oil (as needed)
  • Ground beef
  • Ground lamb
  • Sweet onion (finely diced)
  • Garlic cloves (minced)
  • Bay leaf
  • Sea salt
  • Black pepper
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Dried thyme
  • Tomato paste
  • Red wine (Cabernet)
  • Tomato (diced)
  • Parsley (stemmed & chopped)
Bechamel
  • Butter
  • All purpose flour
  • Whole milk (chilled)
  • Ground nutmeg
  • Sea salt & black pepper
  • Pecorino Romano (shredded)
  • Eggs (separated, yolk only)
Assemble & bake
  • Pecorino Romano (grated)
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Method
Base
  • 01

    Salt both sides of the sliced eggplant, stack in a colander, place a plate on top & weigh it down to press out the bitter moisture. After about 230 mins, press any excess moisture out & pat dry. Brush lightly with oil & bake at 375F degrees on a parchment lined tray for 30 mins, flipping over half way through.

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Meat ragu
  • 01

    While potato & eggplant are baking, sear the ground meats in an oiled saucepan over medium-high heat, browning while crumbling with a wooden spoon, then transfer to a plate.

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Bechamel
  • 01

    Dice 1/2 cup of butter & melt in a deep saucepan over medium heat (do not burn). Stir in flour & cook for aprx 5 min, constantly stirring, until it loses its raw flour smell.

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Assemble & bake
  • 01

    Layer the sliced & baked potato along the bottom of a rectangle pan (ie Pyrex 11cp 9.1 x 7.1 x 3.5"), then tightly arrange two layers of the baked eggplant slices.

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September 18, 2019
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