How to make it

  • Prepare the vegetable layers first. You can either fry the eggplant and potatoes separately, or for a healthier option, you can roast them sprinkled with a bit of olive oil, in the oven at 375 F for 15 minutes. Set aside to cool and drain on paper towels.
  • Fry onion until golden.
  • Add lamb and fry until changes colour.
  • Add garlic.
  • Add wine, tomatoes, cinnamon, oregano, salt and pepper to taste. Simmer on medium heat for 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
  • Meanwhile, prepare a bechamel sauce. Melt butter in large saucepan. Whisk in flour. Remove from heat, add milk. Return to heat and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thickened. Remove from heat. Season with salt and pepper, add cheese. Let cool 10 minutes. Whisk the egg + egg yolks together and add to the sauce.
  • Layer potatoes in the bottom of a 9 x 13 baking dish. Layer eggplant on top. Layer lamb mixture on top of the vegetables. Top with bechamel sauce. Sprinkle additional cheese on top if desired.
  • Bake at 350 F for 50 minutes, or until top is nicely browned.
  • Slice and serve at room temperature.

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  • greeklady 9 years ago
    Similar to what I've made before. My mom added a layer of zucchini, prepared just like the eggplant and potato for a three vegetable dish. Adding a spoonful of tomato paste gives the meat mixture a bit more "zing" as does using some fresh tomatoes.
    I'm trying to cut back on meat and just made a moussaka using a can of chick peas, mashed. When doing this one should use a bit more tomato.
    To Azziza, don't be afraid to make your own's easy.
    I don't know about marscapone cheese, I use parmesan and romano because it's easy to obtain and stock. Using the hard Greek cheese called kefalotiri will really enhance the flavor of the sauce...cheese is the key to good bechamel. Also sprinkling cheese over the layers of vegetables is a great idea..yum.
    Bessie (greeklady)
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  • azziza 9 years ago
    I like to try new recipes, but I also like shortcuts. I have been unable to find Bechamel Sauce and I'd rather not make it from scratch because I don't think I'd do a good job. Can I substitute Marscapone Cheese instead? Please help.
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    " It was excellent "
    liveelou ate it and said...
    DELICIOUS!!!!! I had this at a restaurant one time. This put it to shame. It was soooo good. My 4 and 1 year olds ate it. My husband loved it!! This is a keeper. I used swiss chesse and it was still really good. Thanks for a great recipe.
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    " It was excellent "
    dictionaryduck ate it and said...
    The potatoes at the bottom really works. I loved the cheese/egg topping. My partner said it was probably the nicest thing he'd ever tasted. (Next time I will cut the aubergines and courgettes length ways)
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    " It was excellent "
    dmiller64116 ate it and said...
    This is the real deal! Thanks for posting an authentic recipe -- no shortcuts, no substitutions. I love it!
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