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PASTITSIO: GREEK LASAGNA

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Ingredients

  • Serves 12:
  • ​2 recipes of my Basic Meat Sauce
  • 1 pound penne pasta or pastitsio noodles
  • 1 cup freshly grated kefalotiri or parmesan cheese
  • ​1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 teaspoon dried oregano, or more
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • For the Béchamel Sauce:
  • ​5 cups whole milk
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • ​3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese
  • 2 whole eggs
  • ​2 egg yolks

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

2

Prepare your meat sauce and set aside. Make your meat sauce thick, not loose so that your pastitsio stays together when ready to serve.

3

​Add the pasta to some boiling water with 3 teaspoons of salt and a little oil. Boil for 6-7 minutes. Do not over cook pasta because it will continue to cook in the oven.

4

​Drain the pasta and put in a large lasagna pan (9inches x 13 inches x 2.5 inches). Drizzle with some olive oil, sprinkle oregano and one cup of grated cheese.

5

Pour the meat sauce over the pasta and mix well.

6

​Make the béchamel sauce by combining the flour and oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Whisk well while cooking a few minutes until toasted.

7

​Slowly add the milk in a few batches, whisking to incorporate so that it is smooth and creamy. Adding the milk all at once will create lumps.

8

​Cook until it comes to a boil and thickens. Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg. Remove from heat.

9

​Whisk the eggs together in a bowl. Add some of the hot milk mixture into the eggs and whisk to temper them so that they don't scramble when added to the cream sauce.

10

​Add the eggs to the sauce and whisk well.

11

Add the parmesan cheese and mix to combine.

12

​Pour the béchamel sauce over the meat and pasta and spread it all over the top.

13

​Bake for 45 minutes until and hour or until it is golden brown on top.

14

​Let it rest at least 30 minutes so that it can set and not fall apart when ready to serve. An hour is best.

15

​Enjoy!

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