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Moussaka

Course Main Course

Ingredients

  • 2 lb potatoes cut in small cubes
  • 1 lb ground meat
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 4 eggs [I usually decrease the eggs a bit
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon salt [I don't usually use all of this - salt is always easy to add at the table to taste]
  • 1 teaspoon crushed black pepper
  • 1/2 cup oil [I end up using less than this]

Instructions

  • Cook the onion in 1/4 cup oil [or less] in a pan until golden brown. Add the meat, half of the salt, the pepper and the paprika. Fry until meat gets brown. Remove the pan from the heat. Add the potatoes, add the other half of the salt and mix well. In casserole pan put the rest of the oil [or less] and add the mixture. Cook about 40 minutes on 425 F. Mix the eggs and the milk separately and pour on top. Cook for another 10 minutes or until the top turns brownish.

Notes

One of the several Bulgarian foods confused in the West for being Greek. Moussaka is made with potatoes, ground meat, and tomatoes then it is topped with a white sauce and baked. Throw in some bay leaves too and you will not want to leave the table until you have finished up the entire baking pan. Eat this with some yoghurt on top.