Pasticcio -- Baked Pasta (Greece)

Recipe by Sydney Mike
READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a saucepan melt 4 tablespoons butter & whisk in the flour.
  • When flour is completely incorporated, gradually pour in the milk, whisking constantly. Keep whisking until milk comes to a boil, then simmer for 2-3 minutes & remove it from the heat.
  • Stir in nutmeg, salt & pepper to taste, & add 1/3 of the cheese.
  • Let this sauce cool until just warm, then stir in the beaten egg yolks & set aside.
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil, then add salt & pasta & cook for 2 MINUTES LESS than the package instructions indicate, so that the pasta is very al dente, as it will continue cooking in the oven.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F & butter the inside of a 13"x9" baking dish.
  • When pasta is done, drain it & toss with the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter, then spread half of the pasta in the bottom of the baking dish. Pour half of the sauce over it & sprinkle half of the remaining cheese over that. Repeat layering with the remaining pasta, then the rest of the sauce & finally the cheese.
  • Place the baking dish on the oven's middle rack & bake 20-30 minutes or until golden.
  • Great when served warm or at room temperature with a fresh green salad.
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