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Eggplant recipe

Hi, all,

Here's my old standby ratatouille recipe.  It's very well received at my SAD
friends' monthly potluck suppers (except by those who won't eat anything with
a vegetable in it).

Simple Ratatouille

1 medium onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium or large eggplant, diced
1 28oz can stewed tomatoes
2 medium zucchini, large dice
2-3 tablespoons Italian herbs

Dry fry the onion in a very large pot until soft, then add the garlic,
stirring for a few minutes.  Add the chopped eggplant and the tomatoes, bring
to a boil and then simmer, covered, for about 15 minutes or until eggplant is
halfway cooked.  Add the zucchini and simmer for 10-15 minutes more.  Stir in
the herbs, remove from heat and let sit, covered, for a few more minutes.  Can
be eaten as is or served with pasta or grains.  We usually add crushed red
pepper to taste at the table.

When I'm in a rush (i.e., almost always!) I sometimes drain the tomatoes,
reserving the sauce, put everything else except the herbs in my biggest
casserole dish, cover and microwave on HIGH for 25-30 minutes.  Then I stir in
the reserved sauce and the herbs and let them sit for a few.  Hope you like!