• Work-from-home

Princess Mahi

Dec 19, 2009

8-12 oz lasagne strips
½ cup parmesan cheese
½ cup cream

For meat sauce

½ kg minced meat
½ kg tomatoes, boiled and skinned
¼ cup tomato ketchup
2 tsp garlic
2 onions, chopped
1 ½ tsp salt, or to taste
2 tbsps oil

Cheese sauce

2 oz butter
2 cups milk
4 tbsp flour
Pinch of nutmeg
¾ tsp salt
¾ tsp pepper
4 oz cheese, grated


For cheese sauce: In a pan melt butter and stir in flour, after cooking for a couple of minutes add milk gradually, stirring until it gets thick. Add salt, pepper, nutmeg and cheese, and stir until melted.

For lasagne: Drop lasagne strips gradually in a big pan with boiling salted water. Cook for 30 minutes, or until they get tender. Drain and put in a pan of cold water with a bit of oil until ready to use.

For meat sauce: Heat oil in a pan, fry onions until they turn brown then add garlic, mince meat and sauté. Add salt, tomatoes and ketchup. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Now reduce heat, cover and let it simmer for 30 minutes until it is well cooked and dry. A little water can be added to make sure the meat gets tender.

Now to assemble, place a layer of lasagne strips in a shallow ovenproof dish, spread half the meat sauce over the strips then cover with half the cheese sauce. Top with the second layer of strips. Repeat the layers of meat sauce, cheese sauce, and finally lasagne strips to cover the top completely. Sprinkle parmesan cheese on top and bake in a moderately heated oven for 20-25 minutes, remove from the oven and gently spoon cream over the top and bake for about 20 minutes more