Authentic Greek Moussaka Recipe

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What ingredients do I need for Greek moussaka?

Sliced Eggplant

1) 4 kg/140 oz of eggplant
2) coarse salt + ground black pepper
3) 1.5 kg/50 oz of mincemeat
4) 2-3 tbsp of olive oil
5) 250 g/9 oz of chopped onion
6) 1 kg/35 oz of tomato
7) 1 kg/35 oz of sour cream (12% fat) + some more for serving (recommended)
8) 2 tbsp of all-purpose flour
9) fresh or dried rosemary leaves

How to make authentic Greek moussaka from scratch?

Authentic Greek Moussaka Recipe

1) cut eggplants into thick slices
2) rub eggplant slices with coarse salt, then wait about 1 hour to eliminate the bitter juice from inside
3) remove the salty water from the eggplant slices
4) roast the eggplant until golden brown on the coal grill or in the oven
5) put mincemeat into a frying pan, then place it on the stovetop over high temperature and fry it with a bit of vegetable oil, season it with salt and ground black pepper to taste
6) when the ground meat is bleached, add the chopped onion and fry for about 5 minutes more to soften it
7) remove the skin from the eggplant – this is not mandatory but recommended because the fried eggplant skin, especially on coal or wood, is very bitter
8) cut tomatoes into very thin slices
9) place about half of the roasted eggplant into a large tray in a layer
10) stretch the fried meat over the eggplant into a layer
11) put the rest of the eggplant over the meat also into a layer
12) add tomato slices into a layer over eggplant
13) place sour cream into a bowl, add flour and some salt and ground pepper to taste, then combine together all ingredients
14) sprinkle over some rosemary to taste (optional but recommended for an authentic Greek taste)
15) pour the sour cream into the tray all over
16) place the tray into the oven at 180 C/360 F and wait until the top of the eggplant casserole is golden brown
17) take out the tray from the oven and wait about 30 minutes before serving (recommended to avoid sliding apart moussaka squares)
18) serve the Greek moussaka while it’s still warm

Cooking Tips For The Greek Moussaka Recipe

➡️ Authentic Greek moussaka is made with roasted eggplant and ground lamb. It is one of the tastiest foods I have ever enjoyed! Many moussaka recipes with eggplant, zucchini, or potatoes are available today, but the one presented on this page is the closest to the original and is still made throughout Greece today.

➡️ As I mentioned, authentic Greek moussaka is made with lamb, but you can replace it with ground pork or beef without any worries. Moussaka will be just as delicious and appreciated by everyone!

➡️ I recommend roasting the eggplant on the charcoal grill so that the moussaka has a slightly smoky taste. If you don’t have this option, baking eggplant in the oven or roasting on the stove is a good choice.

➡️ Removing roasted eggplant skin is not mandatory (most Greeks don’t do this), but be aware that it is very bitter and the moussaka will have such a taste. Therefore, I prefer to remove the skin and make a more refined version of moussaka.

➡️ Finally, I recommend adding a little extra cream over the moussaka on the plate for a creamier texture. Also, some freshly ground black pepper gives a more spicy taste to the moussaka.

➡️ Authentic Greek moussaka is best served with a Greek dry white wine or a local alcoholic beverage called retsina. Good appetite!

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