ratatouille savory pie (vegetarian dish, with vegan option)

Hello dear neighbors! It’s always a good idea to double quantities when cooking. With a quick makeover, leftovers easily morph into a different meal ! With ratatouille leftovers, you can make a savory pie. All you need is some pie dough (either freshly made or from the freezer), and some eggs or silken tofu (for a vegan version of this recipe, my personal favorite) to bind the vegetables.

Ingredients (for 4 people, either in a large pie dish or in 4 individual pie dishes)

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dough for one savory pie (please note that I have a new recipe in the works, including a video which still needs to be edited)

– 500 to 600g ratatouille leftovers

4 eggs, well beaten, OR 240g silken tofu, made creamy by blending using an immersion blender

untreated sea salt, to taste

OPTIONAL: black olives

How to:

(Pre-heat your oven to 205°C / 400 °F, or whatever works best for your dough)

1. Roll out the dough on parchment paper, place on pie dish(es) et pre-bake for about 10 minutes on the lowest rack of the oven.

2. Meanwhile, combine the beaten eggs / the blended tofu and the ratatouille, then add olives if using, and salt to taste.

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3. Pour onto pre-baked pie dough. Change oven setting so that the heat will only come from the bottom of the oven and bake a further 35 to 40 minutes.

This pie may be eaten good piping hot, warm, cold, or even reheated– which makes it perfect for those times when we are expecting our children but have no idea what time they will be arriving… It is such a long drive from Brittany to our place that we had rather they made it late but safely!

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Several events, some of them unplanned, have stopped me from blogging regularly these past months, which in no way means I am going to stop publishing! As a matter of fact, my current notebook is full of recipes to share with you, but then time goes by and more often than not they wind up unsuitable for the season, I mean, in the Northern hemisphere! Oh well, nothing is lost, they will wait until next year. In the meantime, I am planning to start autumn on a sweet note with my next recipe. Stay tuned!

Dear neighbors, I am happy to report that yesterday we finally got some rain! I cannot remember a summer as dry as this past one. As I may have mentioned in a previous post, some flowers managed to survived both the heat and drought, in particular the new lupin…

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I took this photo 2 or 3 weeks ago.

and the grahami sage plant. Allow me, dear neighbor, to share the following video with you, taken this afternoon, while I was pruning the rose bushes. A very local hummingbird kindly let me film it collecting nectar from the sage flowers!   

Have a great week, everyone!

4 Comments

  1. Good morning Joëlle from a very wet central Scotland. I’m glad to read that you have had some rain at last. The poor lupin in your photo looks parched!

    I think we have exchanged emails before on the subject of our mutual admiration for ratatouille. It is my favourite “go to” combination for adding to all sorts of dishes including a pasta sauce which I’m having this very evening for supper 🙂

    The video of the hummingbird moth is amazing. It looks enormous compared to anything I’ve seen in the UK. Clearly it loves sage flowers. Have a good week and enjoy the rain!

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    1. Ratatouille turned into a pasta sauce, what a good idea, Kathryn!
      The very first time I spotted a hummingbird, back in the spring, I mistook it for a bee. I am glad that the video I took with my cheap phone came out this nice; it was hard for me to clearly see what I was focusing on! I promised Santa to behave until Christmas so he will bring me a better one 😄.
      I still haven’t found the time to try your raspberry beet jam recipe. The raspberries are waiting in the freezer though!

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