Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Peasant Ratatouille!

"what?! you're mimicking my star dish??"

Ratatouille is one of the best movies ever!
It is way adorable, and it has inspired me to try making my own ratatouille at home.

I have never had French food at a restaurant, and I have never made French food at home.
I hope my first French attempt will not be the last!

The following is a Ratatouille recipe, NOT written by me!

After I make the this recipe (next week?), I will write a follow-up entry, on my results, reactions, critique, and suggestions. =)

bon appetit!

this looks nothing like the way it did in the movie...

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed and minced
  • 1 large onion, quartered and thinly sliced
  • 1 small eggplant, cubed
  • 2 green bell peppers, coarsely chopped
  • 4 large tomatoes, coarsely chopped, or 2 cans (14.5 ounces each) diced tomatoes
  • 3 to 4 small zucchini, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 teaspoon dried leaf basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried leaf oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried leaf thyme
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


In a 4-quart Dutch oven or saucepan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic and onions and cook, stirring often, until softened, about 6 to 7 minutes. Add eggplant; stir until coated with oil. Add peppers; stir to combine.
Cover and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally to keep vegetables from sticking.

Add tomatoes, zucchini, and herbs; mix well. Cover and cook over low heat about 15 minutes, or until eggplant is tender but not too soft.
Serves 4.

Recipe found here:

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