Potatoes musaka

Potatoes musaka (musaca de cartofi) is a greek inspired recipe, with arabic roots. I was thinking about the recipe a few days ago so finding it on Amalia’s site decided me to do it. Here is the english version with some small differences, I only take credit for the photos :)

Musaca de cartofi

Musaca de cartofi


  • potatoes about 1 kg so that they are enough for 2 layers
  • 1/2 kg minced meat. I’ve used pork and beef meat mixed.
  • 2 onions, 2 carrots, 1/2 dried spicy pepper, parsley
  • 1 egg
  • tomato sauce
  • some cheese for the topping
Musaca de cartofi

Musaca de cartofi


  • cut the onion, the carrots and the pepper very thin. Unlike the original recipe I’ve used the carrots to give a sweeter taste.
  • start browning them together until the onion is golden then add the meat until all the meat changes color
  • store it in a bowl and mix it with the egg and finely chopped parsley
  • in the mean time start cooking the potatoes in a pan with a bit of oil until they are soft
  • in a baking tin (I’ve used a tray 15x20x4 cm) lay one layer of potatoes, one of meat and cover with one other layer of potatoes
  • cover with diluted tomatoes sauce mixed with salt, pepper and coriander
  • let it cook in the oven until the sauce is almost gone and the potatoes are soft
  • finally put some cheese on top to melt. Actually the musaka can also be served cold when it’s also much easier to cut so I’ve only melted some cheese on top before serving it in order to be able to store it better.
  • enjoy
Musca de cartofi

Musca de cartofi

6 Responses

  1. Heey… foarte frumoasa ti-a iesit !

  2. Desi este reteta perfecta pentru a te ingrasa, recunosc ca este unul din felurile mele de mancare preferat.
    Asta e, luptam cu carbohidratii…
    O zi minunata iti doresc

  3. @Amalia: merci mult, am simplificat un pic nr. de straturi :)
    @James: la cat de mult mi-a luat sa o fac n-am avut nici o problema sa ma opresc dupa o portie, mai ales ca fiind foarte buna m-a satisfacut pe deplin ;)

  4. Yummy! Also, cartofii pot fi inlocuiti cu vinete. (mmm, salata de aubergine cu usturoi)

  5. Arunca o privire si aici: http://www.tastespotting.com/

  6. Nici nu stii cat de mult imi plac vinetele, in ultimul an am incercat nenumarate retete cu vinete, yumm.

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