Ratatouille (rat-tuh-too-ee) is a firm favourite in my family. It is a classic French stew that is packed with end of summer vegetables. Notably eggplant (aubergine), zucchini, yellow squash, peppers (capsicum) and tomatoes. You can also add an onion and some flavouring and voila, you have a great French meal. A meal that is easy to make while travelling and at home. It only needs a few ingredients and can be cooked in the one pot on a stove top. As with the meals on Travellers Fare, Ratatouille is a fast and fabulous meal that is healthy and relatively cheap to make. Here is my favourite variation on this classic French recipe.
The secret to a good ratatouille is not cooking all the vegetables at once. We will first lightly fry the eggplant before adding the other vegetables. If you add them all together some of them would end up mushy by the time the eggplant softens. So if you need a hit of vegetables with loads of flavour, then without further ado, lets get started on this easy Ratatouille meal.