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Moussaka with Mild Italian sausage

Moussaka with Mild Italian sausage Moussaka with Mild Italian sausage

Moussaka with Mild Italian sausage

Filed under: Brunch, Comfort food, Dinner, Lunch, Side dish



preparation time

00:45 45min


Cooking time

00:30 30min



When Greece and Italy get together, you get moussaka with Italian sausage! The perfect meal for your next diplomatic summit!

ingredients

  • 150 ml olive oil
  • 2 eggplants (medium-size), cut in 1 cm (½ in) thick slices
  • 1 box (540 ml) italian tomatoe, drained and diced
  • 30 ml (2 tablespoon) fresh parsley, chopped
  • 10 ml (2 teaspoon) dried oregano
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • to taste nutmeg, freshly ground
  • 75 g coarse salt
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 250 ml (1 cup) old Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 30 ml (2 tablespoon) bread crumbs
  • 10 ml (2 teaspoon) dried basil
  • 1 pack (450 g) Olymel Amoré Mild Italian European Sausage

Béchamel Sauce :

  • 125 ml (1/2 cup) butter
  • 125 ml (1/2 cup) all-purpose flour
  • 250 ml (1 cup) old Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 750 ml (3 cups) milk
  • 1 package (450g) Olymel Amoré Mild or Spicy Sausages
  • 1 onion, finely minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 210 ml (¾ cup + 2 tbsp.) olive oil
  • 1 can (540 ml) Italian tomatoes, drained and diced
  • 2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 2 tsp. dried basil
  • 30 ml (2 tbsp.) fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 medium-size eggplants, cut in 1 cm (½ in) thick slices
  • 75 g coarse salt
  • 150 ml olive oil
  • 30 ml (2 tbsp.) bread crumbs
  • 250 ml (1 cup) old Cheddar cheese, grated
  • Freshly ground nutmeg, to taste
  • Freshly ground salt and pepper, to taste

Béchamel Sauce

  • 125 ml (½ cup) butter
  • 125 ml (½ cup) flour
  • 750 ml (3 cups) milk
  • 250 ml (1 cup) old Cheddar cheese, grated
  • Freshly ground salt and pepper and nutmeg, to taste

instructions

  1. Béchamel Sauce - In saucepan, melt butter. Add flour and cook for one minute. Add milk and bring to a boil, constantly whisking. Add nutmeg, salt and pepper. Whisk in Cheddar cheese and remove from heat.
  2. Eggplant - Place eggplant slices on dish and sprinkle both sides with coarse salt; set aside for 30 minutes; rinse thoroughly to remove as much salt as possible and place on paper towel to drain.
  3. Moussaka - In frying pan, brown onion and garlic in 15 ml (1 tbsp.) oil for two minutes. Remove sausage meat from casings and brown in frying pan. Add tomatoes, oregano and basil. Simmer over low heat for approximately 30 minutes. Remove from heat and add parsley and nutmeg to taste. Set aside.
    In frying pan over medium heat, brown eggplant in remaining oil, a few slices at a time, for approximately three minutes on each side; add pepper and place on paper tower.
    - In oven dish, alternately place one layer of eggplant, one layer of sausage mix and another layer of eggplant. Pour Béchamel sauce over layers and sprinkle with remaining cheese and bread crumbs.
    - Cook in oven at 375 °F (190 °C) approximately 25 minutes. Set aside for 10 minutes before serving.