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Ratatouille with poached eggs

Ratatouille is a very typical dish from the south of France, that not only the rat from the Disney movie knows the secret to! Although I am not from the south of France; I am French and I do have years of experience with ratatouille so here is my take on it:


Ingredients (for 2-3)

  • 1-2 onions
  • 1 large eggplant
  • 2 zucchini
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 2 tomatoes
  • fresh thyme
  • 1 egg per person (optional)
  • Old bread (optional)
  • Some milk

How to prepare it:

  1. Cut the veggies: Peel and cut all the vegetables in cubes of about 1 cm. Even the tomatoes are better if peeled but it’s not a deal breaker…
  2. Cook the veggies: Pour some olive oil in a pan and start by cooking the onions. Slowly add the other veggies one at a time starting with those that need to cook longer. Eggplants go in 1st & cook for about 10-15 minutes. Add the red pepper, cook for another 10 minutes and stir. Then the zucchinis & finally the tomatoes. Season with fresh thyme, salt & pepper.
  3. Prepare the bread mixture (optional): Soak the dry bread in milk. Then squeeze the milk out and keep the bread. Add a clove of garlic to it and mix in with veggies.
  4. Make poached eggs (optional): Boil water in a pot.Using a whisk, vigorously swirl water until a vortex forms in the center. Dropping the egg in that vortex helps the egg white wrap itself tightly around the yolk. Cook for 3 min. Take it out carefully and dry it on a paper towel.

Dress plates with ratatouille and a poached egg on top.

Serve & enjoy!


3 comments on “Ratatouille with poached eggs

  1. sabine
    March 7, 2015

    Love your poached egg on top, and will try your great tip for keeping them in shape during the packing process – merci beaucoup!


  2. sabine
    March 7, 2015

    …poaching, not packing (that was the autocorrection)-sorry!


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