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Ratatouille Recipe


Rating 4-5 out of 5 - Most cooks definitely will make this recipe again
An Ideal Recipe for Vegetarians

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Ratatouille (pronounced rat-a-too-ee) is a mixture of vegetables that goes well with a light meal like chicken or turkey. It relies upon aubergine (a dark-skinned vegetable shaped a little like a short, fat cucumber!) for its very distinctive flavour.

      Preparation Time: 15 Minutes

      Cooking Time: 1 Hour 15 Minutes

Ingredients for Ratatouille

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to serve 4:
3 tablespoons
olive oil
2 cloves
green pepper
aubergine (eggplant)
8 oz
courgettes (zucchini)
8 oz
salt and pepper
2 medium-sized
potatoes (optional)


How to Cook Ratatouille

  1. Slice the onion and peel and crush (mince) the garlic. Heat the olive oil in a flameproof casserole dish and add the onions and garlic. Fry these gently for about ten minutes until the onion softens and becomes translucent. Cut the aubergine (eggplant) into slices about ½" (1cm) thick and then cut each slice into about six pieces. Add these to the casserole and 'fry' for about 5 minutes, turning frequently.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare the remaining ingredients... Cut the pepper in half, remove the stem, core and seeds then cut into pieces about ½" - ¾" (1cm - 2cm) square (don't measure them - that's only a guide!!). Remove the ends of the courgettes then slice them about ¾" (2cm) thick. Peel the tomatoes and slice them about ¼" (0.5cm) thick.
  3. Optionally, you can add potatoes to your ratatouille. Some people can find ratatouille a little acidic and potatoes help to remove this. Just peel them, dice them into cubes of about ½" (1cm), rinse them in water to remove excess starch and add them to your other vegetables
  4. Add all these ingredients to the casserole, season liberally with salt and freshly-ground pepper and stir well. Cover the casserole and place in a preheated moderate oven Mk 4 - 350ºF - 180ºC for one hour, stirring occasionally. Serve hot with main course or cold as a starter.

To add a touch of Mediterranean sunshine, add 10 or 12 stoned black olives to the ratatouille just before serving.
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Reviews of Ratatouille

Rating 5 out of 5 - Many cooks will make this recipe again March 28 2015
So many different ways to make ratatouille! Each probably appeals to different people. This is a great recipe! All the right ingredients in the right proportions. My rating is 5 stars, because all the flavors meld so wonderfully. But if this doesn't please your palate, try some different methods. Ratatouille generally includes the same ingredients, and this one is a winner!
(3 reviews)
Rating 4 out of 5 - Many cooks will make this recipe again August 31 2014
Tasty! This recipe is perfect for August; with all fresh veggies and herbs from mine and a friends' garden, the only thing I had to buy was some parmesan cheese to grate over the top (because I like that addition). My husband, who doesn't like eggplant, had a second helping and wants leftovers tonight!
(4 reviews)

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