Catalan Ratatouille with Eggs | IRRESISTIBLY Delicious & Heart-Healthy
This Catalan Ratatouille with Eggs, known as Samfaina or Pisto Catalan con Huevos, is what honest home cooking is all about. We’re talking simple ingredients, easy to make and all done in a little over 30 minutes. Serve it for breakfast or even for dinner, and always next to a crunchy baguette.
To make this recipe, I used a combination of onions, garlic, bell peppers, zucchini and tomatoes. You can mix it up and use other vegetables if you like. I also added a little white wine, which gives the dish a deeper depth of flavor. You can sub for 1/2 the amount of white wine vinegar or a squeeze of lemon juice.
What really flavors this dish is the olive oil. As it’s the base fat of the dish. So make sure to use a great extra virgin olive oil, it will make all the difference in the dish. I fried the eggs the Spanish way, which has a crispy texture underneath with a creamy yolk. But you can fry them in any style you like.
TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: Important to cook the vegetables on low-medium heat. This way the vegetables don’t brown and simmer in the olive oil. You can cook the vegetables ahead of time. They will hold for up to 3 to 4 days in the fridge.
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Catalan Ratatouille with Eggs (Pisto Catalan con Huevos)
- 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 120 ml
- 1 large yellow onion
- 4 cloves garlic
- 1 red bell pepper
- 1 green bell pepper
- 1 zucchini
- 4 tomatoes
- 1/4 cup white wine 60 ml
- 2 sprigs fresh mint
- 4 cage-free organic eggs
- sea salt & black pepper
- fresh parsley for garnish
Heat a large fry pan with a low-medium heat and add in 1/4 cup (60 ml) extra virgin olive oil
While the oil is heating, roughly chop the onion and garlic
Add the onion and garlic into the hot fry pan, mix the ingredients so they're all coated in the olive oil, then mix every 1 to 2 minutes
In the meantime, cut the bell peppers and zucchini into small bite-sized cubes and finely grate the tomatoes
After cooking the onion and garlic for 5 to 6 minutes and the onion is translucent, add in the chopped bell peppers, onge again mix every 1 to 2 minutes
Once the bell peppers are lightly sauteed, about 5 minutes, add in the zucchini, cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until lightly translucent, then add in the white wine, mix together and simmer, after 3 minutes and the alcohol has cooked off, add in the grated tomato and season with sea salt & black pepper, mix together, then add in the sprigs of fresh mint and simmer
While the vegetables are simmering, heat a small fry pan with a medium heat and add in 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil (60 ml)
Once the olive oil is nice and hot, fry the eggs, you can cook them in any style you like (watch the video on how to cook them the Spanish way), then season the fried eggs with sea salt & black pepper
After simmering the vegetables for about 10 minutes, remove the pan from the heat, transfer into serving dishes, top each one off with a fried egg and some fresh parsley, enjoy!
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