Keto Moussaka! The most authentic version
Keto Moussaka – could be the most famous Greek dish to Ketonise. The actual word or origin might not be 100% Greek, but we made it famous. You would be surprised it has been loved and hated at the same time throughout history.
Some Greeks dislike Moussaka, while others think of it as the holy grail of mother’s cuisine. I always had a special connection to it. I remember this dish as something you expect with anticipation because it takes hours to prepare it.
The golden rule says you must not cut it before it cools down and sets. That’s the rule for all dishes made with béchamel cream and layers of vegetables.
Even though I wasn’t always Keto evangelist, I never liked the potatoes! So, what can be done here? Keto Moussaka was born out of a wish for a healthier version of the legendary Greek dish!
Excluding the starchy part form Keto Moussaka
If you think of Moussaka and its aromatic ingredients, it really has a great potential to become the ultimate Keto dish! It calls for butter, combined with olive oil and cream. Of course, I will exclude the famous Béchamel sauce that is usually prepared with flour or corn starch.
Unfortunately, the original Greek moussaka is made with fried potato slices. I will not even go into the details about the unhealthiness of that. I will skip them and work around zucchini and eggplant!
Patience with Keto Moussaka
The modern Greek version of this dish was created by the French-trained chef Nikolaos Tselementes in the 1920s. It requires time and a lot of patience. You have to fry the sliced vegetables in olive oil and prepare the meat sauce before you start layering and building. Then you have to prepare the bechamel and top it with shredded cheese. This could take you several hours. However, patience is a virtue!
The Keto Moussaka was invented by young Keto oriented nutritionist who tries to promote Keto-Mediterranean lifestyle to people around the globe and even some good aliens! 😀 Enough jokes, let’s get to work!
After trying this version, I believe that Keto Moussaka can compete with any starchy version both in taste, aroma and satiety power. I actually believe it would win any Moussaka competition!
For a Carnivore version of Keto Moussaka, check out this recipe: