Potato moussaka

    1 hour 15 mins

    This hearty one-pot dish makes a filling vegetarian supper or serve as a side dish alongside grilled meats.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1 kg potatoes, peeled and sliced into 5 mm thick rounds
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 2 large onions, finely chopped
    • 150 ml vegetable stock or dry white wine
    • 700 g crushed tomatoes
    • 1 teaspoon sugar
    • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1½ tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
    • 20 black olives, stoned and chopped
    • 2 slices white bread, crusts removed, torn into small pieces
    • To garnish
    • chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
    • sprig of fresh rosemary to garnish

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 200°C. Cook the potatoes in a large saucepan of lightly salted boiling water for 5 minutes, or until just tender. Drain and set aside.
    2. Heat the oil in a deep frying pan and gently cook the onions over a moderately low heat for 5–10 minutes until light golden, stirring all the time.
    3. Add the stock or wine, tomatoes, sugar and nutmeg to the onions. Season lightly with salt and pepper, mix well, then cook gently, uncovered, for 15 minutes, stirring from time to time, until the sauce thickens. Stir in the parsley and taste to check the seasoning.
    4. Make a layer with half the potatoes in a 2 litre baking dish (or four individual ovenproof dishes), cover with half the tomato and onion sauce, then scatter over most of the olives, reserving a few for garnishing. Repeat with a second layer of potatoes and tomato sauce.
    5. Sprinkle the breadcrumbs over the top, then bake for 30 minutes until golden and crispy. Pile the reserved olives in the centre of the moussaka, sprinkle with parsley and garnish with a sprig of fresh rosemary.

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    This has great flavour and so easy to make. I added grilled eggplant as I had one to use and it balanced in really well  -  04 Apr 2016  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)