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For a medium size,baking tray


Remove the stems from the eggplants and cut into thick slices 1 cm thick salt them and put them in a colander for ½ hour.

Rinse with plenty of water and press hard with your hand to strain water.  

Fry in plenty of oil until browned. Place onto absorbent paper to dry.

Prepare the ground beef.

  1. In a large pan heat the olive oil and saute the grated onion until golden.
  2. Put the mince and cook stirring continuously to mix well with the onions.
  3. Add the white wine. Allow to cook well until the mixture is thick.
  4. Dissolve the tomato paste in a little water and pour into the meat.
  5. Put the bay leaf, cinnamon, allspice, salt and pepper .
  6. Stir and cook until the liquid has evaporated . Let it cool.

Prepare the sauce.

  1. Heat the fresh butter in a saucepan, add the flour and stir until brown.
  2. Pour the milk hot, stirring continuously to avoid crumbling.
  3. Once the sauce thickens remove from heat and add the nutmeg, pinch of salt and plenty of pepper.
  4. Pour the cheese in and stir.
  5. Add eggs, stir quickly until absorbed by the mixture. Let it rest.
  6. Take the baking tray and brush the bottom with little oil.
  7. Place eggplants to form a layer without leaving any gaps. Pour the mince over and spread evenly.
  8. Make a second layer with the remaining eggplant.
  9. Finally pour the béchamel on top. Spread evenly with a knife and bake in the oven for about 1 hour until it forms a golden crust. Before you cut  moussaka into pieces let it rest for ½ hour.

MOUSSAKA ( Traditional )

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