Feb 16, 2012

Cooking :: Potato, Aubergine & Haloumi Moussaka...

Do you like the fabulous squeaky texture of that 
saltily delicious Greek cheese, haloumi?
If so, 
you better read on, 
because you may just LOVE this simple recipe...
Start by pan frying, in a little virgin olive oil,
half a dozen potatoes & 
a couple of peeled eggplants/aubergines,
both sliced thinly.
(I didn't peel the potatoes ~ but of course it would be fine if you do.)
Layer these in a glass baking dish
& scatter with a generous handful of chopped fresh basil.
Then pour about 2 cups of tomato sauce on top. 
(My husband cooks up fresh tomatoes with masses of garlic
& caramelised onion on weekends,
which he then freezes so we can grab it quickly during the week.
But of course you could use a jar of good store-bought sauce instead.)
Then for the "squeaky cheese" or haloumi,
just sliced and placed in a single layer on top.
Finally, mix up 1+1/2 cups plain yoghurt with 
4 free range eggs,
1 tablespoon fresh or dried oregano 
+ 2 chopped garlic cloves,
& pour over the top of the haloumi layer.
Bake in a moderate oven for about 30-40 mins...
...and serve to cries of 
"Is that for dinner? ~ it smells amazing!".

I just served it with a basil-laden garden salad,
and the general verdict was
"How soon can you make this again?"

Ok, so it's not really moussaka exactly, 
but I felt like something sort-of moussaka-ish,
and this was the result. 
We had it on Monday for our Meatless Monday meal,
but I somehow figure it will be getting onto the menu on other nights too.

Not bad for a quick, 
what can we have for dinner tonight 
type meal!


Recipe & images: blue fruit.

4 comments:

  1. Mumm that looks and sounds delicious....might just try it. Thank you x

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  2. Whoa! This sounds fantastic! Yay! I love when you do food posts Virginia. I will definitely try this. Merci!

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  3. Looks so yummy...can't believe how simple. Will try soon! THANKS!

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