Wednesday, 21 May 2014

go figure


The first time I tried a moussaka was on a flight to Canada - needless to say, it wasn't the finest of introductions! Since then, however, it has worked its way into my recipe book of classics. I first made this recipe about a year ago but wanted to share it with y'all again, seeing as its so tasty and all that!

You can find the recipe here

A few things to keep in mind - first, a moussaka is a labour of love... it aint a quick meal to through together! I save this for an afternoon where I don't have much on, so I can make it in plenty of time for dinner. It takes about an hour to do all the prep (the four stages; aubergines, potatoes, mince, and bechamel sauce) and then about thirty minutes to cook in the oven. 

Second, you'll need a nice deep dish. I like this round ceramic casserole dish (TK Maxx) - the round shape makes it perfect for the circular shape of the aubergines and potatoes. Its a bit like a lasagne, where you stack all the layers up. The aubergines and potatoes are obviously thicker than the pasta sheets you use in a lasagne though, so you'll need something suitably deep. 

And finally, much like lasagne, moussaka isn't a looker. Once served it doesn't look particularly attractive but I can guarantee you it tastes a million times better than you'd expect! The bechamel sauce sets like a fourth firm layer, delicious.

Best of all - as this has everything hidden away inside it, you only need to serve with steamed green veg. We usually go for tenderstem or purple sprouting brocolli. Enjoy!

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8 comments

  1. This needs to get my my belly asap. I adore your recipe posts!
    Sophie
    x

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  2. This just looks so delicious. I absolutely adore moussaka and first had it in Athens which spoiled me! Will definitely be giving this a try.

    Beccy // Bluebell & Bumpkin

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  3. Ooo this looks delish! I haven't had this before & I love lasagne so will have to try this. Thanks for sharing : )

    Gemma xxx

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  4. This looks really good!

    Stephanie
    http://missstephanieusher.blogspot.co.uk/
    http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/3436251
    xxxx

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  5. I disagree - I reckon that moussaka is a looker! ;) Love your casserole dish too, such a nice colour.

    Tamsin xx | A Certain Adventure

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  6. That looks delicious. I'm ashamed to say I've never made moussaka but I've bookmarked your recipe so I can give it a try :)

    rachael xx | made up of little things

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  7. Looks so yummy, I've never had moussaka before, so I might try making it :] x

    www.esttrill.co.uk

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  8. Ahh nothing beats the sight of golden cheese right out of the oven! Feeling quite hungry now! xxx

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