Friday, July 17, 2009

Ratatouille at my house...

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The basic components that define my ratatouille are:

plum tomatoes

These ingredients are traditionally sauteed in olive oil and can be served over rice or potatoes, preferably with a crusty French bread (and a glass of wine for the chef.)

Recipe for my simple ratatouille

1 medium sized onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced

3 diced scallions
2 medium eggplant, diced
3 plum tomatoes diced
2 medium zucchini diced into large chunks

add herbs as desired (I used basil)
olive oil (enough to sauté veggies)
salt and pepper to taste

I add a splash of balsamic vinegar


Sauté the onion and garlic and scallions until tender
Add eggplant and zuchinni

then and tomatoes, bring to a very light simmer

Simmer, covered for 15 minutes

Simmer for 10-15 more minutes with the cover off until the vegetables are suitably soft
Remove from heat
Stir in the herbs, splash of balsamic and season to taste.

Bon appetit!


Anonymous said...

This is sounding really good...My Hubs is Italian and he loves almost anything with Garlic,...the thing is, his stomach is having a harder time tolerating it lately.

I read you were Italian also. does your family ever pickle the eggplant with oil and vinegar? It tastes great but ooooh my stomach...

Mary said...

Thank goodness! I though you were going to review the movie. I love your recipe for ratatouille. It is such a versatile dish and the color it adds to a meal is fantastic.

ButterYum said...

One word... YUM!

Joyce said...

My family always made this in the summer months when the veggies were all in season. We would dip large pieces of Italian bread into this. So delicious.