Moussaka (Baked Eggplant with Potatoes)
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"Quick, easy recipe, I was surprised how good it tasted! Popped it in the microwave for 8 minutes, then added egg-milk-cheese topping & put it back in microwave for a further 4 minutes - dinner cooked!"- DollyH
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Moussaka (Baked Eggplant with Potatoes) Preparation
Slice eggplant and sprinkle with salt; set aside for 15 to 20 minutes. Pare and slice potatoes; dry eggplant slices. Brown eggplant and potatoe slices in olive oil. Drain on paper towels and set aside. Saute onion and ground beef in 2 tablespoons melted butter until brown; add parsley and tomato sauce and simmer for 10 minutes. Dust a greased 13x9x2-inch baking dish with breadcrumbs. Place a layer of potatoes, eggplant, and meat mixture in pan; repeat layers, ending with eggplant. Combine remaining butter and flour; cook over low heat, stirring constantly. Heat milk; gradually add to flour mixture, stirring constantly. Cook over low heat until thick; cool slightly. Beat egg yolks, and combine with cheese and nutmeg; add to sauce. Beat egg whites until stiff and fold into sauce. Pour sauce over eggplant-meat layers. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 to 55 minutes or until golden brown. SOURCE: Southern Living Magazine, sometime in the early 1970s. Typed for you by Nancy Coleman.
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