Saturday, August 29, 2009

Ratatouille's Ratatoulle

I was lucky enough to receive a large amount of zucchini from the garden of two of the boys I watch. When I say large I mean huge. Not only did I get quite a few zucchini but these suckers where huge. Their mother was also nice enough to give some yellow squash too. I love zucchini but the only thing I know how to make is fried zucchini. Then I remembered how yummy and delicious Remy's ratatouille looked in the Disney movie Ratatouille. So I googled the recipe, an after a few modifications I came up with my own version of Ratatouille's ratatouille.


1/2 red onion cut into circles

1 -2 garlic cloves chopped finely

1 cup tomato sauce

2 table spoons of olive oil

1 eggplant

1 zucchini

1 yellow squash

1 red bell pepper


salt and pepper

Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 325 degrees

Pour the tomato sauce in the bottom of a pan. It just so happened that I had an oval one like Remy used in the movie. Then pour in one table spoon of olive oil and the chopped garlic cloves. Mix it with the tomato sauce.

Thinly chop zucchini, squash, eggplant, onion, and bell pepper.

Next arrange your veggies in a circular pattern on top of your tomato sauce mixture.

Pour the remaining table spoon of olive oil on top and season with salt, pepper, and parsley.

Sprinkle some Parmesan cheese over the top and cover with foil or parchment paper like Remy did.

Bake for 45-55 minutes and serve it over couscous or rice. It also goes well with some french or garlic bread.

Enjoy mmmm!