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Ratatouille

Posted: 15th October 2013 by doomthings in Dinner, The Foodening
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I’ve wanted to make this since I saw Ratatouille in the theater.  Cartoon food is delicious and apparently it’s delicious in real life too.  Need a meatless dish?  Despair not!  This is awesome and hearty and goes great with french bread, couscous, polenta, or goat cheese.

Ingredients (adpated from The Comfort of Cooking):

  • 1 cup tomato puree
  • 1/4 onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil, plus extra for drizzling on top
  • 1 small eggplant
  • 1 small yellow squash
  • 1 small zucchini
  • thyme for sprinkling on top (fresh or dried)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. In a dish approximately 10 inches in diameter, combine the tomato puree, onion, garlic, oregano, and pepper flakes.  Add salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Finely slice eggplant, squash, and zucchini, and alternate around dish, spiraling into the middle.
  3. Drizzle olive oil on top, season with salt, pepper, and thyme.
  4. Bake at 375 degrees F for 45 to 50 minutes with a piece of parchment paper on top (to help slow browning of the veggies).  The tomato puree should be bubbling up between the veggies, which should be tender but not too squishy or browned.

Ratatoullie | doomthings

 We had ours with parmesan polenta and french red wine.  DELICIOUS. +25 classiness