Ratatouille is one of those dishes that I just can’t spell but that I love to cook up a big batch of. It makes a perfect accompaniment alongside so many dishes. Serve it with pan fried pork or chicken breasts for a burst of summer flavour.
Ratatouille is also a film about a rat who learns to become a chef. The dish does not involve any rats but is a mix of tomatoes and vegetables. I love the taste and it is really easy to prepare. It also freezes very well so I bag up several portions and freeze to use later.
There are many different ways of making Ratatouille but I just take the simple approach and fry a load of vegetables and add tomatoes. You can vary the vegetables you use to make it your own. The family is not keen on aubergines so I did not include these for example.
Cabbage is not normally part of the dish but as I had a glut of cabbage having bought the most enormous one from the local farm I decided to add it in. It actually worked very well.