Yesterday I was totally patting myself on the back for my cheap food efforts and today I am going to share why.
A few days ago I bought some beef mince - that mince made us some hamburgers and a pie with some left over filling so I decided to make eggplant lasagne/moussaka - I don't really know what the technical name is for it I just kinda made it up as I went along.
So you might remember me mentioning that I went to a cheesemaking course with my mother-in-law, generally most cheeses require more equipment than I currently have but not ricotta. Ricotta any fool can make providing they have a litre of milk, some white vinegar, a dependable saucepan and some kind of draining device. Yep so I made me some ricotta and well what do you know I had an eggplant hanging around in the fridge so I grilled some up and the rest is as they say history....
Take some ramekins (I used 4) layer in some basic bolognese type mince, grill up some eggplants (I used about 1/2 an eggplant thinly sliced) and a bit of ricotta cheese mixed with 1 egg and some pepper. Layer and then add some more cheese I used both parmesan and grated cheddar, pop into the oven for 10-15 minutes and 'dig in'
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