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Old 08-14-2016, 06:37 AM   #1
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Moussaka, potatoes or not??

In the past ( back in my meat eating days) when I had Moussaka, I remember there being a layer of potatoes .

I recently searched Moussaka recipes, and most were coming up without potatoes, which leads me to my question:

Traditionally, does Moussaka have potatoes in it , yes, no or just depends on who is making it or the region it is being made in ?

If I do a search of Moussaka with potatoes, sure, I get a bunch of recipes, but the general search seams to lead me to potatoless recipes.

If anyone has any Moussaka recipes they would like to share ( potatoes or not) I'd be interested. Don't worry if its not vegetarian, I have my veg-substitues I can apply to the recipe.

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Old 08-14-2016, 08:42 AM   #2
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I have never heard of potatoes in moussakka. I have a pretty good recipe; I'll type it up later. I haven't made it in quite a while because DH and I don't like eggplant much. However, I saw a variation in a Greek cookbook using zucchini that I want to try. It will have to wait till the fall, though
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Old 08-14-2016, 08:54 AM   #3
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Larry, my girlfriend and I used to frequent a Greek restaurant in Malden. One day I asked what Moussaka was. It was explained to me as the Greek version of Eggplant Parm. Only with Greek seasonings, not Italian. Oh, that sounded good and it became my go to when nothing else appealed to me. I don't ever remember there being potatoes in it. But I do remember very clearly it was made with lamb and a béchamel sauce. They also had peppered throughout the layers, little pieces of Feta cheese. It did have Parm cheese on top and was a beautiful brown from the broiler. It was divine!

Now you have me hankering for it. I must find a Greek restaurant.
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I have the mother load of eggplants this year, and there is only so much eggplant parm one can eat ( plus my wife is the designated eggplant fryer, and I think she has retired for the year) , so Im looking for other options, and Moussaka came to mind.
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Moussaka is not just Greek. Turkey and the Balkan States also have local versions of moussaka,many of which include potatoes. Think of it like lasagna, you put in whatever you like.
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Another good use for an excess of eggplant would be ratatouille.
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Old 08-14-2016, 09:55 AM   #7
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Another good use for an excess of eggplant would be ratatouille.
Unfortunately, my eggplants, zucchini and peppers have not been cooperating nor coordinating with each other this year so Ive kinda had to tackle them individually, trying to buy as little extra ingredients from the store as I have to. That being said, if i have any extra, ratatouille is definitely on the list. Actually, Jacques Pepin has a recipe that Ive done in the past , which is basically ratatouille mixed in with pasta.
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When I did make moussakka, I didn't like how it soaked up so much oil when I fried it, so I started broiling it - just brush slices with oil and broil till browned. I thought it worked much better.

And there's baba ghanoush.
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Neve heard of moussaka with potatoes.
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I have the mother load of eggplants this year, and there is only so much eggplant parm one can eat ( plus my wife is the designated eggplant fryer, and I think she has retired for the year) , so Im looking for other options, and Moussaka came to mind.
My daughter and I have the same problem when frying eggplant. We eat it as fast as we can get it out of the pan and not burn our mouth. I always buy an extra eggplant because I know what will happen. I deeply resent not being able to eat all of it.
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