Ratatouille confite

Step by step recipe:

  1. 10 min.Ratatouille confite : Photo of step #1
    Wash, peel and cut 2 egg-plants or aubergine into small pieces .

    Set aside.
  2. 10 min.Ratatouille confite : Photo of step #2
    Prepare 3 courgettes, cut into small pieces.

    Set aside.
  3. 10 min.Ratatouille confite : Photo of step #3
    Wash, peel and cut 2 greens pepper into small pieces .

    Set aside.
  4. 10 min.Ratatouille confite : Photo of step #4
    Wash 4 tomatoes, remove and discard the hard green stalk end, then cut in 2.

    Prepare 1 onion.

    Set aside.
  5. 1 min.Ratatouille confite : Photo of step #5
    Put 4 tablespoons olive oil in a large pan on medium heat.
  6. 5 min.Ratatouille confite : Photo of step #6
    When oil is hot, add aubergine, salt, pepper and cook 4-5 minutes.
  7. 2 min.Ratatouille confite : Photo of step #7
    Then put aubergine in a strainer and leave to drain.
  8. 4 min.Ratatouille confite : Photo of step #8
    In the same pan, without cleaning it, pour 2 more tablespoons olive oil and cook courgette pieces in the same way for 3-4 minutes.

    Drain these in a strainer too.
  9. 5 min.Ratatouille confite : Photo of step #9
    Do the same thing with peppers.
  10. 2 min.Ratatouille confite : Photo of step #10
    Still using the same pan, pour in 3 tablespoons olive oil. When oil is hot, add onion, 3 sprigs parsley, 3 sprigs thyme, 3 leaves sage, salt, pepper and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  11. 2 min.Ratatouille confite : Photo of step #11
    Put tomato halves in the pan cut side down, cover and cook for 2 minutes.
  12. 2 min.Ratatouille confite : Photo of step #12
    Turn tomatoes over, and cook covered for 2 more minutes.
  13. 2 min.Ratatouille confite : Photo of step #13
    Remove tomatoes onto a plate, and you've got a pan full of flavours and herbs.
  14. 1 hourRatatouille confite : Photo of step #14
    Put in all the vegetables except tomatoes, turn heat down to lowest, cover and leave to cook for at least one hour.
  15. 30 min.Ratatouille confite : Photo of step #15
    After this time, add tomatoes without skins, cover and leave to cook 30 minutes longer.

    Then remove and discard herbs, and mix well.
  16. 5 min.Ratatouille confite : Photo of step #16
    Check seasoning, put the pan in the centre of the table, and serve your guests directly onto their plates.

    you can also serve pilaf rice with it.

Remarks:

For herbs, use what you have to hand and that you like, it's a quite versatile recipe. Similarly, you can add 1 or 2 garlic cloves en chemise.

And to drink?

A chilled rosé (if possible from Provence) otherwise a rather strong red wine, like a Mediterranean one.

Source:

Home made.

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