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Meatless Moussaka

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Ingredients
  Eggplants 2 Large, sliced 1/2 inch thick but not pared
  Salt 2 Teaspoon
  Olive oil/Vegetable oil 4 Tablespoon
  Grated parmesan cheese 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
For tomato sauce
  Onions 3 Medium, chopped
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), crushed
  Olive oil/Vegetable oil 2 Tablespoon
  Ripe tomatoes 4 Medium, peeled, cored and coarsely chopped, reserve juice
  Minced fresh mint/1 tablespoon dried mint flakes 2 Tablespoon
  Minced parsley 2 Tablespoon
  Sugar 2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Rosemary leaves 1⁄4 Teaspoon, crumbled
  Canned tomato sauce 8 Ounce (1 Can)
For cheese filling
  Cream style cottage cheese 1 Pound (1 Carton)
  Egg 1
  Grated parmesan cheese 2 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Rosemary leaves 1⁄8 Teaspoon, crumbled
  Ground mace 1⁄8 Teaspoon
Directions

1. Sprinkle both sides of each egg plant slice with the 1 1/2 to 2 tea spoons salt; place slices between several thicknesses of paper toweling, weight down and let stand 1 hour.
2. Meanwhile, make Tomato Sauce: Saute onions and garlic in the 2 tablespoons oil in a large, heavy skillet over moderate heat about 8 minutes until limp and golden. Add the tomatoes and their juice, mint, parsley, sugar, salt, pepper and rosemary; heat uncovered, stirring constantly, until tomatoes begin to release their juices. Cover, reduce heat to moderately low and simmer 1 hour; stir in tomato sauce and simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes longer.
3. Prepare the Cheese Filling while the tomato sauce simmers: Mix together cottage cheese, egg, the 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan, salt, pepper, rosemary and mace; refrigerate until needed.
4. Brush both sides of each egg plant slice lightly with olive oil or vegetable oil; place the slices on broiler pan, slide pan under the broiler and brown the slices quickly on each side.
5. To assemble moussaka, spoon half the Tomato Sauce over the bottom of a 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Sprinkle generously with the grated Parmesan, then arrange half the browned eggplant slices on top. Spread with the cheese filling, sprinkle with grated Parmesan, arrange the remaining eggplant slices on top, sprinkle with grated Parmesan and, finally, cover with remaining Tomato Sauce and one last sprinkling of grated Parmesan.
6. Bake in moderate oven (375°) for 45 minutes, or until bubbling and browned; remove from oven; let stand 15 minutes before cutting into serving-size squares.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
German
Method: 
Baked
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Eggplant
Interest: 
Healthy
Servings: 
12

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