Ratatouille, Gratatouille

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Serves4-6 people

Is it ratatouille? Is it a gratin? It’s our twist on both with butter beans.

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  • 1 aubergine
  • 2 courgettes
  • 2 red and/or yellow peppers
  • 3 red onions, peeled and sliced
  • A glug of olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 tins of tomatoes
  • 400g tin of butter beans, drained and rinsed
  • A few sprigs of thyme
  • 2 bay leaves (optional)
  • A good handful or two of breadcrumbs
  • A good grating of Parmesan or Pecorino cheese
  • Crusty bread, to serve
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
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1. Preheat your oven to 200°C/Gas 6. Chop your veg into bite-sized pieces.
2. Heat a glug of olive oil in a large frying pan. Add your aubergine, courgettes, pepper, onions and some salt and pepper.
3. Sizzle your veg over medium heat till soft and a little coloured at the edges. Swirl in the garlic. Cook a mo. Season. Add your tinned toms, butter beans, thyme and bay, if using.
4. Bubble for five mins. Tumble the mix into a large baking dish.
5. Mix the breadcrumbs with a little olive oil and a good pinch of fresh thyme leaves, some pepper and a handful of freshly grated cheese.
6. Bake for 15 mins or till golden and crisp on top. Delicious with warm sourdough and a crisp green salad.
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