It’s funny that I know how to make ratatouille but didn’t know how to spell ratatuille… it took me five attempts to spell it right RATATOUILLE 😁
I need to explain, to the French of us, that for me, any time eggplants, peppers and tomatoes are cooked together they are ratatouille (💯 for spelling). Other wise I have to call it roasted eggplants, tomatoes, peppers… too long and less captivating.
If you’re not in love with eggplants it’s because you never had a good roasted one. When you roast eggplants on high heat their meat gets very tender and sweet and their skin crunchy. It’s the most pleasant and cosy food.
I added star anise because I love its sweetness and licoricy flavor but skip it if your palate isn’t developed yet.
I grounded one star because I like to try stuff, but honestly it’s unnecessary, you can put 1-2 whole ones, but don’t forget to remove them before you serve, the dish is delicious but not worth breaking a tooth for.