Reminiscing on the movie, Ratatouille brought back memories of just how much cooking has changed since Disney made an animation bothering on the subject. Frankly, I am always imagining the sort of magic that chef rat would conjure with an air fryer. But that is a story for another day.
Vegetables might be good for the body, but vegetable meals don’t appeal to a lot of people. We all love French fries, stuffed chicken, steak and others, but the nutritional content of these dishes have nothing on vegetable meals. While the taste of vegetable dishes might still be playing catch up on stuffed chicken and potato fries, you can still have everyone lick their fingers to a plate of ratatouille. The combination of the ratatouille and the air fryer could be just what you need to make that transition possible. Here is a recipe of the ratatouille using the air fryer instead of a conventional cooker. Happy cooking!
- ½ eggplant
- 1 zucchini
- 1 fresh cayenne pepper
- ½ onion
- ½ yellow bell pepper
- Black pepper
- 1 clove garlic
- ½ red bell pepper
- 1 tablespoon white wine
- 5 sprigs fresh basil
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tomato berry
- Sprigs fresh oregano
- 1 teaspoon vinegar
1. Slice the red bell pepper into small cube forms
2. Slice the onion into cube parts
3. Slice the cayenne pepper into cube portions
4. Chop the eggplant into cube portions
5. Repeat the same for the tomato
6. Cut the sprigs fresh basil into small square parts
7. Cut the sprigs fresh oregano into bits
8. Crush the clove garlic
9. Grind the black pepper
10. Cut the zucchini into cubes
11. Cut the yellow bell pepper into cubes
12. Cut red bell pepper into cubes
Get a clean bowl.
Place the chopped zucchini, eggplant, onion, and bell peppers in the bowl. Thoroughly mix the ingredients.
Afterward, add the chopped garlic, basil, oregano, and cayenne pepper.
Mix thoroughly once again to ensure the ingredients are evenly dispersed in the vegetable mixture.
Splash the oil, wine, and vinegar all over the mixture and stir well in the bowl.
Get a baking dish. Transfer the mixture from the bowl into baking dish. Detach the basket from the air fryer and place the baking dish inside. Insert the basket into the air fryer, and set the machine to a temperature of 200ºC.
Set the timer of the air fryer to 8 minutes. After that, bring out the vegetable mixture and stir vigorously.
Reintroduce the mixture into the air fryer, and set the time to 8 minutes once again. Once the time elapses, detach the basket from the air fryer and stir the mixture thoroughly again.
Reintroduce the vegetable mixture into the air fryer, and set the timer for another 8 minutes. Once the time elapses, stir again. Repeat the process until the vegetable mixture is tender.
Turn off the air fryer, but let the vegetable mixture remain in the cooker; so it could soak in the heat for about 5 minutes.
Afterward, serve the crispy tender ratatouille.