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Cartoon cooking, at its finest!!!

on July 8, 2013

Remy’s Ratatouille

1/2 onion, really finely cut up
2 garlic cloves, THIN THIN sliced
1 cup tomato puree
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 small eggplant
1 small zucchini
1 small yellow squash
1 longish red bell pepper (take the guts out carefully)
Fresh thyme
Salt and pepper
Soft goat cheese

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Pour tomato puree into bottom of an oval baking dish, roughly 10 inches across the long way. Drop the sliced garlic cloves and chopped onion into the sauce, stir in one teaspoon of the olive oil and season the sauce generously with salt and pepper.

Trim the ends off the eggplant, zucchini and yellow squash. Cut evenly as close to 1/16th thin.

Atop the tomato sauce, arrange slices of prepared vegetables concentrically from the outer edge to the inside of the baking dish, overlapping so just a smidgen of each flat surface is visible, alternating vegetables. You may have a handful leftover that do not fit.

Drizzle the remaining teaspoon of olive oil over the vegetables and season them generously with salt and pepper. Sprinkle the fresh thyme over the dish.

Cover dish with a piece of parchment paper cut to fit inside.

Bake for approximately 45 to 55 minutes it should be brown at the edges, and you should see that the tomato sauce is bubbling up, I checked at 45 minutes, 50 minutes and wound up taking it out at 55 minutes!

Serve with a table spoon of soft goat cheese and a hearty, rustic-style toast


One response to “Cartoon cooking, at its finest!!!

  1. DCHomewares says:

    My first try at Ratatouille is not quite a success, I think I’m gonna give it another shot 🙂

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