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Sunday, May 22, 2005

Eggplant Moussaka

(Patlican Musakka)

Eggplant Mussaka
1 large eggplant
200 gr medium ground beef, cooked
1 onion, sliced
1 or 2 garlic cloves, sliced
1/4 red bell pepper, sliced
1/2 cubanelle pepper, diced
2 fresh green onions, chopped
4 tbsp crushed tomato
1/2 cup sunflower oil

Peel the eggplant skin in strips lengthwise. Cut the eggplant vertically in 3-4 pieces, each about 1 inch thick. Then cut again horizontally, each piece about 2 inches long. Soak in water with a tablespoon of salt for about 30 minutes. Then dry with paper towels.

Pour the sunflower oil in a large skillet. Fry both sides of the eggplants until the colour turns medium brown. After frying, place the eggplants on a plate with paper towel to soak up extra oil.

Meanwhile, cook the ground beef with the onions, tomato, garlic, salt and pepper. Then add the red pepper, cubanelle pepper and fresh green onions and cook for about 5-6 more minutes.

Lay out the eggplant pieces in another pan. Put the beef mixture over the eggplants. Pour half a cup of water on top. Cook on medium heat for 15 minutes covered with the lid. Serve Eggplant Moussaka with Pilaf on the side.

2 servings.


At 3:37 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

o.k. this is the best meal in the world.... thank you once again.we have never had a bad meal yet

At 10:39 AM, Anonymous lillie said...

What a fantastic site. Thank you

At 1:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

what is crushed tomato ?

At 10:41 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

It comes in a can, the label says "crushed tomato". It's more chunky
and watery than tomato paste.

At 8:28 PM, Anonymous Buyukozkaya said...

Your recipes are 100% authentic. I married a Turkish man and have been cooking traditional foods ever since. I've bought cookbooks but this site is the best... The tastes are exactly like my mother-in-laws. Keep them coming, there are a lot of days in a year

At 9:24 AM, Anonymous victoria said...

really stupid question!!! (i married a turksh man .... never cooked before!!! this is all new to me!!!) ... what is eggplant??? is it aubergine??? thanx

At 4:06 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Victoria,
We call it eggplant here, you call it aubergine over there:)
I am sure your husband will be very happy when you cook Eggplant Moussaka:)
Take care,

At 12:05 PM, Anonymous victoria said...

ha ha thanx!!! was getting confused!! (like i said only just started cooking!!) thanx again x x

At 2:11 AM, Anonymous LittleRosie said...

Thank you so much! I jst started learn how to cook as well...

At 1:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello, I am planning to make this for a school cookery project, but I was just wondering how many people does this recipe serve? Thank you very much.

At 1:25 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

This recipe serves for 2. It would be perfect with Pilaf on the side:)

At 12:48 AM, Blogger Jason Chiu said...

This is very delicious! Is there a variation with (say) kasar sprinkled on top before baking in Turkey?

At 10:27 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Jason,
Yes there is. I am going to post it in the future:)


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