Greek moussaka

Moussaka is the essential Greek dish and is also a real success, certainly deserved! Fresh and fragrant, here is the Greek moussaka recipe ...

Ingredients for 6 to 8 people:

  • eggplants
  • onions
  • 3 tomatoes peeled
  • 2 shallots
  • 2 podsgarlic
  • 500 g minced mutton (you can replace it with veal)
  • Olive oil
  • Parsley chopped
  • 1/2 glass of white wine
  • 1 tsp of paprika
  • 50 g grated Gruyere

Béchamel sauce :

  • 30g butter
  • 30 g flour
  • 30 cl of milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 50 g grated Gruyere

Greek moussaka recipe

The success of the moussaka recipe, which is quite easy to make, lies above all in the proper cooking of the vegetables and the meat.

  • Start by cutting the eggplants into thin slices 1 cm thick
  • Drizzle with olive oil on it, then season lightly with salt.
  • Peel and seed the tomatoes if they are not already (you can use canned peeled tomatoes to save time)
  • Crush the tomatoes
  • Mince the onions and shallots

In a large pan, pot or casserole dish,

  • Sweat the onions and shallots in olive oil
  • Add the crushed garlic clove and minced meat
  • Put the paprika
  • Add the crushed tomatoes
  • Pour in the white wine and cover
  • Cook over low heat for 30 minutes

In a very hot pan,

  • Brown the eggplants to brown them on each side
  • This cooking should last about 10 minutes (5 minutes on each side)

Preparation of the béchamel:

  • Melt the butter over low heat in a saucepan (without coloring it)
  • Add the flour, stirring vigorously (2 to 3 min) then let lightly color
  • Gradually incorporate the milk so as to obtain a homogeneous mixture
  • The sauce should take on a thick and smooth appearance
  • Add the grated cheese
  • Salt, pepper

Cooking the moussaka:

Butter the bottom of a gratin dish,

  • Start by placing a layer of eggplants
  • Superimpose layers of eggplants, meat preparation then finish with the béchamel sauce
  • Finally cover with the rest of the cheese
  • Bake at 200 ° for 45 min

Video: How to make the best moussaka in the world! (December 2021).