@Wrenochka@twitter Eeeee I thought they might be illegal. Clearly I did no research at all for this, relying on by bong-hazed memory from that year. I got better at it after that year, and by my fourth year was living in a delightful two-story brownstone on Parc St. Louis, but yeah, nobody educated us at all about what was and was not illegal. Especially not us heathen Americans.
@km1312 Thanks! It will work without a broiler, but your oven has to be hot as fuck, and you have to have the top of the pan as close to the heat as possible. It won't work as well, unfortunately, and may end up cooking your egg yolk a bit before the whites are done. It keeps pretty well. The eggs lose a little bit of their gooeyness, but it's still delicious. AND a thing I forgot to add is that the ratatouille, sans egg, is actually better if you make it the day before. The flavors get all comfortable with each other if they sit overnight. Then you can just snatch out the inedible herbs, throw it in a pan, crack some eggs in, grate some cheese, and be ready to eat in like five minutes.