Saturday, 18 July 2009

Ratatouille.....idiot proof!.....

......and it needs to be for me to make......I am a baker and jam maker mainly, and I like to cook from scratch (job/time permitting) but it needs to make sense and come out right. This recipe does just that and Sophie loves it and asks for it to be made, who says you can't get veg down kids?
1 onion
1 garlic clove
1 small aubergine
1 green pepper
1 courgette
2 tins/800g of chopped tomatoes
1 tsp oil
1 handful fresh basil ( I have used dried but I would like to try and grow some)

1. Peel and chop the onion, dice the aubergine,de-seed the pepper and chop it, slice the courgette. I found you need to keep the veg fairly chunky or it will simmer to mush).
2. Fry the onion and garlic in oil for 5 mins.
3. Add the aubergine and fry for a further 5 mins.
4. Add the pepper, courgette and tomatoes.
5. Stir in the basil.
Bring to the boil and then simmer gently, with the lid on the saucepan, for 20-30 mins.

Give it a go, let me know how you get on with it. By the way, I make it in batches and freeze some of it. It also goes well with pasta and it takes hardly any time to do. There are other ways to make this but I have found this to be very quick and reliable, you can also swap the veg around to vary the outcome.



Bagladee said...

Wow that looks delicious!! I'm going to try that receipe, thanks for sharing. xx

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Please inform an American...What's a courgette?

wonderwoman said...

yumm, that looks good!!!

louise said...

I've already had my evening meal, but your Ratatouille is making me feel hungry again! I'd eat it any day with pasta too. x

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