Friday, March 14, 2014

Movie or Recipe?

It's Funny Friday
by Prudence

Movie: Ratatouille
Recipe: Ratatouille

This is a "quite by accident" story.  First, one of our all time favorite movies is Ratatouille, we have watched it maybe 8 times.
Last week Mom wanted her Quiche recipe, which she has  bookmarked (well, a piece of paper to be honest) so she can get to the page easily.  She opened the book but for some reason it opened on the R section, and there was "Ratatouille".  I asked  what the ingredients were, reading them we decided we wanted to try the recipe, and we were not disappointed.
Here it is:
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 onion, sliced thin (we used a Spanish onion)
1/2 cup Extra Virgin olive oil
1 medium  (peeled) eggplant, diced
3 medium (unpeeled) green zucchinis, sliced
1 red bell pepper, sliced
1can (28 ounces or 2- 24 ounce) Italian style tomatoes
1 teaspoon oregano or basil (we used basil)
Salt and pepper to taste
Saute garlic and onion in olive oil until clear (do not brown).  Add eggplant and toss.  Add zucchini and pepper, cook for 10 minutes.  Add remaining ingredients and simmer, covered, for 30 minutes.  Uncover and simmer for 30 minutes longer.  Serves 4-6

We always add our own little something to new recipes, here we used a red pepper because Mom doesn't like green bell peppers.  She served the dish with a small serving bowl of low moisture, part skim, shredded Mozzarella cheese, to sprinkle on top if desired.
Hope you enjoy as much as we did.  We call this one a really good, healthy comfort food.
We added sauteed lean ground turkey and served with the leftovers, over pasta.  Very good.
Heaps of Hugs
Chef Prudence
Chef Vlad


  1. Prudence, did you and Vlad do all that yummy cooking. I won't ask who was the pot stirer because I think I know. When things needed to cool down Vlad could just wave his wings like a big fan.
    Hugs Wilbur

  2. That sounds very good! We've never made it but we love that movie, too! Have a FUN day! Dollie hugs, Wendy

  3. Well just look at how cute you two are in your French chef's hats! I love that movie too. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Errr, where is the mouse, I mean Rat?????

  4. Gotta love a good ratatouille, although not, perhaps, if a rat is directing you by pulling your fur!


    The Clan, Jack & Boo

  5. ohhhh Vlad e Prudence uma dupla poderosa e a receita me parece muito saborosa.....beijos com ternura.

  6. Hi Pru and Vlad,
    We're rather partial to a good ratatatatouille in our house. Very tasty. Not sure what the French would make of egg plant or zucchinis, as they'd prefer aubergine and courgettes. Lip smacking whatever you call them.


    Jock and Zeke


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