Ratatouille

By KBJR News 1

August 26, 2010 Updated Aug 26, 2010 at 10:08 AM CST

Serves 6

6 tablespoons olive oil
2 small white onion, sliced
1 clove of garlic, minced
1 medium eggplant, cut into 1-inch cubes
2 medium zucchini, cut into 1-inch slices
4 small fresh tomatoes, quartered or 1 can (14.5 Ounces) diced with tomato juice
1 teaspoon dried basil
Salt to taste
Quartered fresh cherry tomatoes
Chopped fresh parsley or basil for garnish

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
2. In a large skillet, heat 3 tablespoons oil. Add the onions and garlic; saute until onions are tender but not browned, about 5 minutes.
3. In a 3-quart casserole, layer onion mixture, eggplant, zucchini and tomatoes with their juices. Sprinkle with basil and pour remaining oil over the mixture.
4. Bake, covered, for 2 hours or until eggplant is very soft. Stir twice during baking. Add salt to taste. If vegetables have too much liquid, pour off some liquid into skillet. Bring to a boil; boil until reduced to a syrupy sauce. Pour over vegetables in the casserole.
5. Garnish with quartered tomatoes and parsley. Serve hot or at room temperature.

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