Question. What is Pastichio?
Answer. Pastichio is the equivant of lasagne, but with a ‘greek-style’ twist. Its taste is very different from lasagna, and the recipe varies from one home cook to another. It’s a dish made with cream, minced meat, pasta and spices. This dish is one of our 5-star recipes enjoyed by children and adults alike that will never go away.
Tips, tricks and info on how to make Pastichio
- In about 2 liters of waters, add one tsp of salt and turn heat on high.
- Once the water is boiling add the pasta (Misko #2).
- Cook the pasta slightly less than al dente, because it will also be cooking in the oven.
- Allow the pasta to drain and set aside for now.
- Add just enough oil to sauté the onions and garlic.
- Sauté for about 5 minutes or until onions become transluscent. Set aside for now.
- The beef with all additional ingredients added, will be sautéed for about 15 minutes.
- Add the beef mixture in the already semi-cooked pasta.
- Thoroughly mix the meat, butter and pasta.
- Lightly oil a pan.
- Add the beef/pasta mixture into the pan.
- Next, make the cream by following the instructions in the video.
- Once sauce thickens, as shown, it is ready. Remove from heat right away.
- Pour the cream onto the meat/pasta mixture.
- Bake at bottom oven rack at 350F for 2 to 2 1/2 hours or until the cream has a nice brown color.
NOTE: If this Greek recipe is of interest to you, you may watch our video with step by step instructions and precise ingredient amounts. Pastichio video