ITALIAN STYLE FRIED PEPPERS
- 3 Green Bell Peppers
- 3 Yellow Bell Peppers
- 3 Red Bell Peppers
- 5 Anaheim Peppers
- 6 Jalapeno Peppers
- 5 Pastilla Peppers
- 6 Hot Banana Peppers
- 1 Large Red Onion
- 6 Cloves of Garlic
- 2 tbsps Fresh Basil
- 2 tsps Fresh Oregano
- 1 tsp Fresh Thyme
- Fresh Ground Black Pepper and salt to taste
- 2 tbsps Olive Oil
Clean and de-seed all peppers. Cut into 1/4” julienne strips.*
Clean and slice onion.
Clean and thinly slice garlic.
Clean and julienne all fresh herbs.
In a large skillet add olive oil and onions. Saute for 2 minutes and add peppers and garlic. Cook the peppers in 2 or 3 batches rather than over crowding the pan. Salt and pepper to taste. Cook peppers until soft and add fresh herbs a minute or 2 before you remove the peppers from the heat.
If you want the mixture hot, add more hot peppers. For less heat use more sweet peppers.
*Clean peppers in a well ventilated area...The aromatics of hot peppers can be pungent!
Our favorite is fried pepper sandwiches. Brush 2 slices of your favorite fresh, crusty Italian bread with olive oil. Add the peppers, sliced provolone or asiago cheese and top with fresh sliced tomatoes. Add a slice of avocado…Delicious.
The peppers are great on sausages, hamburgers, pasta or rice, in an omelet or topping any of your favorite salads.