Instructions: OPrick eggplants several times with a fork. On a large baking sheet, roast eggplants in 400 degree oven until soft, 35 to 45 minutes, turning frequently to prevent charring. Cool and slice eggplants lengthwise into 1/2 inch pieces. In a saute pan heat 1/4 cup olive oil and brown eggplant slices, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels and sprinkle with kosher salt.
o In a saucepan heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat, add 1 chopped onion and 2 chopped garlic cloves and saute until tender. Add tomatoes and their liquid. squeeze the tomatoes in your hands into broken into coarse chunks. Add parsley, pepper, basil, cumin, cinnamon and vinegar. Bring the sauce to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook, uncovered, until sauce becomes thick, about 20-30 minutes
Yield: 3 1/2 cups sauce.
o Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil with onions and garlic over medium-high heat; saute until tender, 5 minutes.
oAdd lamb and brown well, breaking up pieces with a wooden spatula until the pieces are no larger than 1/4 inch.
oAdd wine, bring to a boil and cook until wine has reduced almost completely.
oSeason meat with salt, pepper and nutmeg and stir in 1/2 cup tomato sauce.
Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 1 hour.
oIn a saucepan melt butter over medium-low heat and gradually whisk in flour to make a roux. Cook 1 minute, whisking constantly, but do not let the roux get brown. Slowly whisk in warm milk. Bring bechamel sauce to a slow boil, whisking constantly, then reduce heat to barely simmering and cook 20 - 25 minutes until smooth and thickened. Remember to stir occasionally so as not to let the sauce stick. Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg. Let cool slightly.
oIn a bowl whisk the eggs and then whisk in spoonful of sauce to warm the eggs so they will not scramble. Slowly whisk in the remaining sauce and adjust seasoning to taste, if needed.
oPreheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large baking dish or lasagna pan
(18 x 8 x 3 inches) sprinkle 2 tablespoons bread crumbs and cover evenly with half of eggplant. Drain as much oil from meat mixture as possible(can squeeze meat in a paper towel) and spread over eggplant; top with half of the feta cheese, then with half of remaining bread crumbs. Layer remaining eggplant, then bechamel sauce, remaining feta cheese and remaining bread crumbs in even layers. Dot top generously with butter. Bake 45 minutes until bubbly and top is well-browned. If necessary, brown top briefly under a preheated broiler. Cool slightly and cut into 3 inch squares to serve. Serve with extra tomato sauce, if desired.
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