Anyway, ratatouille is pretty simple; roast a red pepper over the stove top and, when it is done, peel it and cut it into strips.
Reserve the juices and strips and place them in a bowl.
Sauté onions in olive oil and cook them until they are soft. Add the onions to the bowl.
Soak your cubes of eggplant in salt water for a couple of hours and then pat them dry.
Add more olive oil to the pan and lightly fry the eggplant. Add them to the bowl.
Add more olive oil and lightly fry small cubes of zucchini. Add them to the bowl.
With the remaining olive oil, sauté chopped peeled tomato, along with crushed coriander seeds and a little sugar, until they have a jammy consistency. Add this to the bowl and stir to coat everything. Add in salt, pepper, and capers and serve.
The flavors in this were really good, I just didn't love the consistency of the eggplant. If you make this, cut the eggplant into much smaller cubes and you'll be golden.
eggplant -- $1.39
red pepper -- $1.90
onion -- $1.12
zucchini -- $.64
tomato -- $2.12
Total Cost of Ratatouille: $7.17