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Sunday, 9 October 2011

Fried Padron Peppers

These are a great quick easy snack. I have recently come back from Barcelona. Over there the food generally does not feature chilli at all so I did struggle for a week or so. However at almost every cafe and bar you can get your hands on Padrons. from a market you will pay about 1 euro for around a kilo. in the tourist traps you will pay up to 9 euro 50 for about 15 peppers!!!! so do shop around if you go.

Basically all you need is a pile of Padron chili, some oil and salt. Cold beer is also essential but optional :)

  1. Wash the peppers thoroughly in cold water and pat dry.
  2. Place a large frying pan over a high heat, add the olive oil and heat until smoking then place the Padrons in
  3. Cover and cook for 4-5 minutes, turning occasionally using tongs to avoid the oil, until blistered and slightly charred.
  4. Drain the peppers on kitchen paper, sprinkle generously with the sea salt and serve with your optional beer.

Enjoy and prepare to become addicted. I have grown Padrons this year and will soon be eating my first crop. why not have them as a starter or even in stead of popcorn with a movie.

Padron Peppers

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