Moussaka

Moussaka

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Preparation info

  • Serves:

    8

    • Difficulty

      Medium

    • Ready in

      2 hr 30

Appears in

My Big Fat Greek Cookbook: Classic Mediterranean Soul Food Recipes

My Big Fat Greek Cookbook

By Christos Sourligas and Evdokia Antginas

Published 2019

  • About

Moussaka is traditionally found in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Balkans, likely having Arab origins. The Greek version is made of three layers: potatoes and/or veggies on the bottom, red meat (preferably lamb) in the middle, and a cream sauce on top. My Mama’s recipe includes potatoes, zucchinis, and eggplants as a base, a combination of three meats as the protein, and an egg custard sauce instead of béchamel. Possibly considered the “national dish” of Greece, moussaka is ideal