My attempt at Moussaka

November 1, 2010 § 1 Comment

I had the most delicious Moussaka at a Turkish friend’s home in Ramadan this year. I have had the recipe for over 2 months now, but didn’t get down to making it until last week Thursday. This recipe serves around 7-8 people.

Vegetables:

  • 2 large aubergines
  • 1 large zucchini
  • 12 small potatoes, boiled until cooked, but still firm

Tomato Sauce:

  • 2 onions
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 2 cans of chopped tomato
  • Salt, pepper, chilli powder, 2 blocks of vegetable stock

White sauce:

  • 3 tblspns butter
  • 2 tblspns all purpose flour
  • 500 ml milk
  • salt and pepper

Method:

  • Cut the aubergines and zucchini into 1 cm slices and fry in a little oil until they are soft. (I added water to the pan when frying the aubergines because they tend to suck up a lot of oil.) Peel and cut the cooked potatoes into 1 cm thick slices. Season.
  • Chop the onion and garlic and braise in a little oil for 4 minutes. Add chopped tomatoes and spices. Allow it to cook on medium heat until soft and thick. Add water if it is too thick.
  • Melt the butter in a saucepan. Add the flour. Add the milk slowly, stirring continuously.Allow the sauce to thicken. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Layer the vegetables and the tomato sauce in a casserole dish. Pour the white sauce over. Lastly sprinkle cheese on top of the white sauce.
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes on 200 degrees celcius.
  • Serve with rice and salad.

Here are some pictures I managed to snap while cooking:

Frying the aubergine slices

fried zucchini

braising onions and garlic

making the white sauce

tomato sauce

laying to set

voilà- the finished product

 

Bon appetit!

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§ One Response to My attempt at Moussaka

  • T says:

    yum this looks delicious! i like to season zucchini with salt & pepper, then cover in a bit of flour and fry it til it gets a bit golden / brown – delicious! definitely want to try your moussaka 🙂 i’m sure your guests loved it! xx

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