Ratatouille is a traditional French dish that combines various vegetables to create a flavorful and hearty meal. This recipe for Classic French Ratatouille takes it a step further by incorporating white wine into the dish, adding a subtle richness and depth of flavor. The combination of fresh vegetables, aromatic herbs, and the addition of white wine creates a truly delightful and satisfying dish.
– 1 eggplant
– 2 zucchini
– 1 yellow bell pepper
– 1 red bell pepper
– 1 onion
– 3 garlic cloves
– 4 large tomatoes
– 1/2 cup white wine
– 2 tablespoons olive oil
– 1 teaspoon dried thyme
– 1 teaspoon dried basil
– Salt and pepper to taste
Step 1: Prepare the vegetables
Start by washing and cutting the eggplant, zucchini, bell peppers, onion, and tomatoes into bite-sized pieces. Finely chop the garlic cloves.
Step 2: Saute the vegetables
In a large skillet or pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and garlic, and saute until the onion becomes translucent.
Add the eggplant, zucchini, and bell peppers to the skillet, and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Step 3: Add the tomatoes and white wine
Next, add the chopped tomatoes, dried thyme, dried basil, salt, and pepper to the skillet. Stir well to combine all the ingredients.
Pour in the white wine and bring the mixture to a simmer. Reduce the heat to low, cover the skillet, and let it cook for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Step 4: Serve and enjoy
Once the vegetables have softened and the flavors have melded together, your Classic French Ratatouille with White Wine is ready to be served. It pairs wonderfully with crusty bread or a side of rice.
Garnish with fresh herbs, such as parsley or basil, for an extra burst of flavor. Enjoy this delicious and comforting dish with a glass of white wine for a complete and satisfying meal.
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