Vegetable Moussaka

Recipe by 2Bleu
READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350°F Season the eggplant lightly with salt and pepper and dust it with a bit of flour. Place it on a flat baking sheet and bake until browned, about 15 minute (You will need to do this in batches).
  • (Have a wide bowl filled with ice water ready and set aside). In a large pot of boiling salted water, blanch the zucchini, squash and potatoes 2-3 minutes until slightly tender. Remove them with a slotted spoon and place immidiately into the ice water. then place on a rack to dry.
  • ASSEMBLY: Grease a 9x13 baking pan and sprinkle with breadcrumbs. Carefully layer the bottom first with the eggplant evenly across filling all the gaps. Sprinkle lightly with the feta and parmesan cheeses, then a few sliced red peppers. Season with salt, black peper, and italian seasoning.
  • Add the potato slices in an opposite order, then layer squash and zucchini in same fashion. re-seasoning in between layers and finish with final layer of eggplant. Set aside.
  • BECHAMEL: In a small bowl beat eggs and hot sauce and set aside. Melt the butter in a saucepan. Whisk in flour, salt, and pepper, and cook about 1 minute or until it binds, stirring constantly.
  • Gradually whisk in the cream and cook, stirring constantly, over medium heat until thick and bubbly.
  • Add reserved eggs to sauce mixture, mixing well. Add parmesan cheese, and stir to blend.
  • Spread the béchamel over the top of the vegetables. Bake for 40-45 minutes, until béchamel is golden on top. Remove from oven and let it rest for 5-10 mins before serving.
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