Ratatouille - The French Way
Family Tested & Approved
onions sliced (3 cups sliced)
eggplant (about 1 pound) peeled and cubed
large red bell pepper, seeded and cut in strips
large green bell pepper, seeded, cut into strips
fresh tomatoes, seeded and coarsely chopped or 1-28 oz. can of diced tomatoes (do not drain)
fresh mixed herbs such as parsley, thyme, and basil
Heat oil in a Dutch oven or large saucepot over medium heat.
Add onions and garlic and saute until onion is transparent.
Add eggplant and saute for 5 minutes.
Add red and green peppers and saute for 5 minutes.
Add tomatoes, zucchini, herbs and salt and pepper and mix well.
Bring to a boil, lower heat, cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
May be served as a side dish or over pasta or rice. Tastes good hot or cold. Even better the second day after flavours have had time to blend. May be frozen.
Last Updated: Fri, Aug 15, 2014