eggplant (ratatouille before and afters, and friccassee)
I was never more grateful for the eggplant my parents grew in our yard than when my mom would make eggplant tortas.* It was always my favorite way to eat eggplant. Until I learned about ratatouille. And yes, I did learn it from the movie. I've read that in France, ratatouille is commonly served cold or warm, with eggs as a breakfast dish. I think that's my favorite way, too. And while it's tasty with an easy scramble, it's decadent with a poached egg.
Ratatouille and torta are tied for first. Third place would go to the Silver Spoon's eggplant fricassee!
*Tortang talong--my mom would chop her eggplant up after roasting them, though, instead of leaving it hole, though I do want to try this style someday soon. Every Filipino family seems to have its own recipe. In high school, I had friends who shocked me with their carrot torta. They were tasty, though! And simple zucchini tortas are a good way to introduce people to the idea of veggies shredded into beaten eggs and fried up into omelets.