Pastitso 2
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Pastitso 2
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Last updated 6/12/2012 12:48:46 AM. Recipe ID 9970. Report a problem with this recipe.
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      Title: Pastitso 2
 Categories: Greek
      Yield: 8 Servings
 
           Karen Mintzias
    500 g  Long macaroni
      4 tb Butter
    3/4 c  Grated Kefalotyri cheese *
    1/4 ts Nutmeg
           Salt & pepper
      3    Eggs; lightly beaten

MMMMM-------------------------MEAT SAUCE------------------------------
      1 lg Onion; chopped
      1    Garlic clove; crushed
      2 tb Butter
    750 kg Ground beef
    1/4 c  Tomato paste
    1/2 c  Dry red or white wine
    1/2 c  Stock
      2 tb Chopped parsley
    1/2 ts Sugar
           Salt and pepper

MMMMM------------------------CREAM SAUCE-----------------------------
    1/3 c  Butter
    1/2 c  Flour
      3 c  Milk
    1/4 ts Nutmeg
           Salt and pepper
      1    Egg; lightly beaten
 
  *Note: if Kefalotyri cheese is unavailable, Parmesan may be used
  instead.
  
  Serves: 12 as a first course; 6-8 as a main course Cooking time: 1-1/2
  hours Oven temperature: 180 C (350 F)
  
  Cook macaroni in boiling, salted water until just tender. Drain and
  return to pan.
  
  Melt butter until golden brown and pour over macaroni. Add 1/2 cup of
  the cheese, the nutmeg, salt and pepper to taste and toss well. Leave
  until cool, add eggs and toss again. Keep aside.
  
  Make meat sauce.  Gently fry onion and garlic in butter until onion is
  soft, increase heat and add ground beef. Stir well and cook until meat
  begins to brown. Add remaining meat sauce ingredients, cover and
  simmer over gentle heat for 20 minutes.
  
  Make cream sauce.  Melt butter in a saucepan, stir in flour and cook
  gently for 2 minutes.  Add milk all at once and bring to the boil,
  stirring constantly.  Boil gently for 1 minute. Add nutmeg, salt and
  pepper to taste and cool a little before stirring in beaten egg. Add
  1/2 cup of this sauce to the cooked meat sauce.
  
  To assemble Pastitso, butter a 33 x 23 x 8 cm (13 x 9 x 3 inch) oven
  dish. Spoon half of the prepared macaroni evenly in the base and top
  with the meat sauce. Cover with remaining macaroni, levelling top.
  
  Pour on cream sauce and spread to completely cover macaroni. Sprinkle
  remaining cheese on top and cook in a moderate oven for 50 minutes
  until golden brown. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting into
  squares to serve.
  
  From: "The Complete Middle East Cookbook" by Tess Mallos. ISBN: 1
  86302 069 1
  
  Typed for you by Karen Mintzias
 




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Recipe ID 9970 (Apr 03, 2005)

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