My Dad will be so proud of me. I think I have the spelling right this time. There's Ratoutille, and Ratatouille and my way Rat-a-two-ee. Having spent most of the afternoon looking to see how to spell it, I finally got to make it just in time for dinner tonight. Just as well it's quick and easy.
We don't like eggplant, so didn't put any in. This is not traditional, but it's my way.
You will need....
A splash of good E.V.O.O.
1 tablesp. Butter.
1 each of red, green and yellow Capsicum.
1 orange banana Capsicum.
3 Roma or egg Tomatoes.
6 gloves Garlic.
3 Garlic shoots. (Optional)
1 tablesp. Sugar.
Prepare the vegetables in to large bite size pieces. Dice the garlic. Put the E.V.O.O. and butter into a fry pan and heat. Stir the oil and add the onion, cook for a few minutes only and then start adding the remaining vegetables, remembering to stir so nothing catches and burns. Lastly, add the garlic and tomatoes. You really want these just softened not going mushy with over cooking. Now, my secret ingredients, the sugar. Sprinkle over the Ratatouille with the cracked pepper. Stir, and you are ready to eat.
I served ours tonight with trimmed Pork chops with an apple and onion topping, and new potatoes with butter and parsley. Very tasty indeed.