Ratatouille is a delicious tomato-based French dish with eggplant (aubergine), zucchini (courgette), onion, and bell pepper. Some people like it baked or fried or crunchy, but I like it soft and simmered. Someone on the internet somewhere (how's that for vague?) described it as 'jammy' and I think that's a great way of describing what I think the texture of ratatouille should be like. I like it hot in the fall and cold in the summer. Well, I would like it cold in the summer if it ever got hot here in the Scottish countryside. ;D
|With love from the bottom of my crock.*|
Ratatouille is traditionally a side dish, but nowadays is often served as a main with pasta or rice. Tonight, I served it with some pasta** and a side of white beans seasoned with garlic and thyme.
* Which is way better than love from the bottom of my crack. Just take my word on that one.
** Value Pasta (rotini) and Value Spaghetti are only 19p at Morrisons right now. I stocked up. Value Digestives are 19p at the moment, too!