Yum Yum Yum! Great Italian Flavors. My family was never a fan of eggplant until tonight when I served Lynette's Ratatouille. I personally love eggplant parmesan and other eggplant dishes, but never could get anyone to join in happily. -- In the past, I had been curious about the great reviews that ratatouille usually generate, but with draining, sauteeing, and baking, all after a good deal of chopping, it seemed a daunting task. These days I'm more adept with a knife, and this recipe did not call for salting and draining any veggies.... That appealed to me. Tried it this way ***but baked the casserole in an oversized 'baking stone' type casserole to enhance evaporation***. We did have a few juices in the bottom of the casserole, but not a problem at all. We simply served with a slotted spoon. The tomatoes which were purchased to go with the eggplant and zucchini were already eaten up yesterday when I wasn't looking, so I subbed canned, diced tomatoes. I was concerned about that substitution, but it worked out just fine. Served on a bed of brown rice with Connie's Zucchini 'Crab' Cakes (baked not fried) from this site and a side salad. Gobs of veggies all across the plate, but it felt like an old fashioned, comfort food, meaty meal. The 12 yo (our youngest) had seconds of everything - eggplant too!!! Thanks Lynette & allrecipes.com, for another healthier meal on our rotation! Yum, yum, yum, yum, yum, yum, yum.......
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Yum Yum Yum! Great Italian Flavors. My family was never a fan of eggplant until tonight when...