Shortcut Moussaka Lo-Co Style

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On a cold day, nothing beats moussaka. There is something so satisfying about this eggplant and spiced lamb casserole topped with creamy béchamel mashed potatoes. The best I’ve ever had is at NYC’s Molyvos, where you are presented with your own private copper tureen of cinnamon-spiced heaven. It’s so delicious I won’t even share mine. Seriously, we order a second for the table.

As moussaka is decidedly NOT low cholesterol, it’s a good thing that Molyvos is 50+ miles from where I live.

That said, I miss moussaka.

So I was thrilled to see Melissa Clark’s Shortcut Moussaka recipe in the Dining Section of the 10/26/11 New York Times.