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Moussaka - Saltsa Becamel

 
 
 
To accompany Moussaka recipe. This dish is worth the effort -mouth watering!
 
2 cups    Milk  
1 Tbs    Butter  
3   Eggs  
¼ cup    Flour  
½ tsp    Salt  
 
1 Heat 1-½ cups milk and butter in a small pan until bubbles begin to appear around the rim. Remove from the heat.
2 In a heavy 2 - 3 quart saucepan, beat the eggs, the remaining ½ cup of milk, the flour and salt together until smooth. Cook over moderate heat, stirring constantly, adding the milk and melted butter mixture in a thin stream. Cook until the sauce comes to a boil and becomes quite thick. Set aside.
3 Preheat the oven to 325°.
4 Assemble the moussaka; spread half the eggplant slices in overlapping rows in the bottom of a 14"x9"x3" baking dish.
5 Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons of the parmesan cheese and pour in the lamb mixture, spreading it evenly over the eggplant. Arrange the rest of the eggplant on top, then 2 more tablespoons of the cheese.
6 Pour the sauce evenly over the eggplant; sprinkle the remaining cheese on top.
7 Bake for 30 minutes, then increase heat to 400° and bake 15 minutes longer.
8 Let rest 5 to 10 minutes before serving.