Like everyone who saw the movie Ratatouille I immediately wanted to make the showcase dish.
It took me a couple of years to finally get around to it but here it is. I have made ratatouille before but it was more of a stew-y side dish. Not half as pretty as this dish which is actually a confit byaldi developed by chef Thomas Keller for the movie. The dish is actually a play on the Turkish Imam Byaldi which I have made many times and is featured on this blog.
You can find Keller's recipe HERE but when I was searching I came across Smitten Kitchen's Version which is the one I actually made.
I served it as a main course with some crusty bread. We were't very hungry so this really hit the spot. It is delicious and a definite repeater. Easy too when you have a mandoline although my mandoline wanted to shred my eggplant for some reason so I had to slice that by hand.
Next time "I will try Keller's version.
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