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29.7.09

Moussaka

Thank you Marli for sending this recipe in, I tried it yesterday & it is delicious! One thing I would mention though if you are going to try this, leave a space at the top of the baking dish as the topping rises. I found this out after filling my baking dish up all the way to the top!

1 medium aubergine, peeled & sliced into 1/2 rounds
1 tin crushed tomatoes
2 large potatoes, thinly sliced
olive oil
1 cup Parmesan, grated
1 large onion, minced
2 cups plain whole yoghurt
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 eggs, beaten
450g minced beef
3/4 cup single cream
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
butter

· Preheat oven to 190 C.
· Brown aubergine rounds in olive oil
& season with salt & pepper.
· Cook onion & garlic in 2 tablespoons of olive oil
· Brown mince, add spices, onion, garlic & tomatoes then simmer.
· Brown potatoes in olive oil, salt
& pepper.
· Butter baking dish & add potatoes, meat, aubergine
& Parmesan.
· Combine yoghurt, eggs & cream in a bowl.
· Season with salt
& pepper & pour over casserole.
· Let casserole sit for 10 minutes
& then bake for 30 minutes.

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