DC-Inspired Recipes: The Rat-Burger by Laura

DC-Inspired Recipes are by Laura from Lauralicious in DC.

Maybe your “Good Deal Or Not” apartment you found this summer was a “Or Not,” because yikes, you have unintentional “housemates”! For those of you calling the landlord for the 10th time now to get an exterminator, this one’s for you.

This week’s recipe is the Rat-Burger – of course, if you want your friends to eat it, you can tell them it’s a Ratatouille and Goat Cheese Sandwich.

The detailed recipe is available here at Food and Wine magazine.

Vegetables: eggplant, zucchini, peppers, onions, and tomatoes
Seasonings: olive oil, red pepper flakes, garlic, thyme, basil, and parsley
Goat Cheese spread: plain goat cheese, butter
Sandwich vehicle: potato rolls, hamburger buns, or sub rolls like the original recipe

The recipe walks you through sauteing the vegetables, and simmering them with the tomatoes. It makes a lot, so don’t be afraid to cut the proportions in half – you’ll still get about 8 extremely enjoyable hamburger-sized sandwiches. Then you’ll mix up the goat cheese spread, although I’ll admit that goat cheese is creamy enough by itself, so if you’re a healthy eater, you can leave out the butter. Definitely include the seasonings if you can – the combination of the red pepper flakes alongside the cheese tastes just unbelievable.