All of the things you need for Ratatouille! (Except a little animated rat to help me cook it.)
I've been wanting to take a stab at this recipe since I saw eggplant on sale last Fall. (Unfortunately, I stabbed my finger while chopping the eggplant.) While I love eggplant parmesan and eggplant rollatini, I needed something a little more healthy. Finally, I happen to have all of the ingredients for a less than traditional ratatouille!
The Cooked Eggplant
Layering the veggies
I went through several different recipe options. I know that this is not your typical recipe but, I LOVE cheese! So, it was appealing to me. I can't wait for the hubby to get home to enjoy our yummy dinner.
Ratatouille (adapted from Allrecipes.com)
The original recipe calls for three cloves of garlic. I didn't have fresh garlic so I used three tablespoons of chopped garlic. I love the flavor, so extra garlic never hurts! (Since the hubby and I are both eating it, I guess it doesn't really matter.)
Also, I omitted the mushrooms and fresh tomatoes. I used the diced tomatoes that we had in the pantry and reserved the liquid. No substitute for the mushrooms. Maybe next time!
There was so much food that it didn't fit into the prescribed casserole dish. So, I made another dish that I can freeze. We will be able to have it in the winter, when I'm too tired to cook!