Active Time
1 HR
Total Time
1 HR 20 MIN
Serves : 6
© Con Poulos

How to Make It

Step 1    

In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil. Add the tomatoes, 1 garlic clove and 1/4 teaspoon of the crushed red pepper and season with salt. Cook the tomatoes over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until just softened, about 5 minutes. Scrape the tomatoes into a medium saucepan and discard the garlic clove. Wipe out the skillet. Repeat with the eggplant, zucchini, onions and red bell pepper, cooking each vegetable separately in 2 tablespoons of oil with 1 garlic clove, 1/4 teaspoon of crushed red pepper and a generous pinch of salt until just tender and lightly browned, about 7 minutes per vegetable. Add the cooked vegetables to the tomatoes in the saucepan.

Step 2    

Add the bay leaf, 1/2 cup of the basil and 1/3 cup of water to the saucepan with the vegetables. Cover and cook over moderately low heat, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are very tender, about 20 minutes. Discard the bay leaf and stir in the remaining 1/2 cup of basil. Season the ratatouille with salt and pepper and let cool slightly.

Step 3    

Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil over moderate heat. Crack 3 of the eggs into the skillet and fry until the whites are firm and the yolks are runny, 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer the eggs to a plate, season with salt and pepper and keep warm. Repeat with the remaining 3 eggs.

Step 4    

To serve, spoon the ratatouille onto the toasts and top with the eggs. Drizzle with olive oil and chopped basil and serve.

Make Ahead

The ratatouille can be refrigerated for up to 3 days. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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Aggregate Rating value: 5

Review Count: 3387

Worst Rating: 0

Best Rating: 5

Author Name: Deborah Meintel

Review Body: first i thought there were a lot of reviews of this. The number posted was 3000 some. my bad. I looked for advise in them when it needed more taste.  there is more oil than i would use in the process. I did not put more oil on before serving.  It needed more salt and I added fresh thyme. I would reduce the onion. I reheated it three times once the day prior to serving, the morning of and when it was brunch time. I bought quality sour dough. That helped. Organic eggs. That helped. I wouldn't make this again. I would try a different recipe. The concept was really good. I will do that again but with a different recipe. Using cherry tomatoes helped also.

Review Rating: 3

Date Published: 2016-11-07

Author Name: HBcook

Review Body: I made 2/3 this recipe for 4 of us - very good and has a kick from the crushed red pepper. The ratatouille take some time so making it a day ahead would make finishing and serving quick and easy. The ratatouille makes a lot! I used a lot less oil than called for, 1 tablespoon per vegetable. I would leave the garlic (chopped) in next time.

Review Rating: 4

Date Published: 2017-05-28