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.
- 2 large aubergines
- 1 large zucchini
- 12 small potatoes, boiled until cooked, but still firm
- 2 onions
- 4 garlic cloves
- 2 cans of chopped tomato
- Salt, pepper, chilli powder, 2 blocks of vegetable stock
- 3 tblspns butter
- 2 tblspns all purpose flour
- 500 ml milk
- salt and pepper
- 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: