Baked Ratatouille Tian Recipe Le Pistou Uzès
This recipe for a baked ratatouille tian combines layers of summer (estival) vegetables in an earthenware dish. You can vary the ingredients depending on what is available. This version of a traditional, Provencal side-dish comes from the kitchen at le Pistou Cookery School in Uzès. You can make the ratatouille in advance, or have your guests participate.
Here, is Petra’s description “The Provençals have invented many different dishes for their ubiquitous summer vegetables, from ratatouille to petits farcis niçois. This tian is called after the dish (a heavy earthenware pan) that it is baked in and doesn’t contain peppers. It’s cooked for an hour and can be eaten warm or cold.”
Ratatouille Tian Estival
This tian is easy to prepare. It can be served hot from the oven or at room temperature. This baked ratatouille casserole is a variation on the traditional Provencal recipe.
As much as possible, try to select vegetables that are about the same diameter. However, this is not always possible with aubergines and onions, so cut the slices in 1/2 again and the arrangement will work out just fine.