Musakka Recipe

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Musakka is an eggplant dish which is cooked in a large region from Mediterranean to Middle East.
In Turkey we call it Musakka, in some region it is called Mousaka or .
The preffered cooking way is fry the eggplants first but if you wish you can cook the eggplants in the oven instead of  frying. Although frying is fatty and unhealthy way to cook but i think that is the thing which make it sooo delicious.

4 eggplants
250 gr ground meat
1 medium onion,chopped
1 big size tomato,chopped
3 green peppers, chopped
2 cloves garlic,chopped
1 table spoon tomato paste
black pepper

Peel the eggplants' skin in strips lengthwise. Cut eggplants into 2-2,5 cm thick. Soak them into water with a bit of salt for 20-30 min.Then dry. In a pan fry all the eggplants each sides till the color turns brownish. After all finished, place them in another pan.

Meanwhile, cook onions for few min, then add green peppers and garlic, cook 2 min more and add ground meat, cook till meat color change and add tomato.Add salt and black pepper. Cook for 5-6 min more..Put meat mixture over the eggplants. Put tomato paste into cup of water , and pour over the eggplants, the water should cover all the eggplants.

Cook on medium heat for 20 min. You can put chopped parsley on top.
Serve warm.

Bon Appétit..


Anonymous said...

i really like the musakka recipe. i think you can make the same thing with potato slices (lightly fried), zuccinni (lightly fried). Instead of cooking on the stove top, i think you can also cook it in the over - covered for few minutes and then uncovered for last 5 to 10 mins. what do you think?

Yesim said...

I think it s good way also .. :)

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