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Moussaka A'la Greque

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Ingredients
  Eggplants 2 Large, sliced 1/2 inch thick but not peeled
  Salt 2 Teaspoon
  Onions 3 Medium, peeled and chopped
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), peeled and crushed
  Olive oil/Vegetable oil 2 Tablespoon
  Tomatoes 4 Medium, peeled, cored and coarsely chopped (Reserve Juice)
  Rosemary leaf 1⁄4 Teaspoon, crumbled
  Minced fresh mint/1 tablespoon mint flakes 2 Tablespoon
  Minced parsley 2 Tablespoon
  Sugar 2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Tomato sauce 8 Ounce (1 Can)
  Cream-style cottage cheese 10 Ounce (1 Carton)
  Egg 1
  Grated parmesan cheese 2 Tablespoon
  Rosemary leaf 1⁄8 Teaspoon, crumbled
  Mace 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Olive oil/Vegetable oil 4 Tablespoon
  Grated parmesan cheese 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
Directions

1. Sprinkle both sides of each eggplant slice with salt; place between several thicknesses of paper toweling; weight down; let stand 1 hour.
2. Meanwhile, make the Tomato Sauce: Stir-fry onions and garlic in oil in a large, heavy skillet over moderate heat about 8 minutes, until limp and golden. Add tomatoes, their juice and all remaining ingredients except tomato sauce and heat, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until tomatoes begin to release their juices. Cover; lower heat and simmer 1 hour, stirring occasionally; stir in tomato sauce and simmer, uncovered, 15 minutes longer.
3. Prepare Cheese Filling while Tomato Sauce simmers: Mix together all remaining ingredients except the 4 tablespoons oil and 2/3 cup Parmesan cheese; refrigerate until needed.
4. Brush both sides of each eggplant slice lightly with olive or vegetable oil, then broil quickly on each side to brown.
5. To assemble Moussaka, spoon half the Tomato Sauce over the bottom of a 13x9x2-inch baking pan; sprinkle generously with grated Parmesan, then arrange half the browned egg plant slices on top. Spread with cheese filling; sprinkle with Parmesan. Arrange remaining egg plant slices on top; sprinkle with Parmesan. Finally, cover with remaining Tomato Sauce and one last sprinkling of Parmesan.

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