Saturday, November 17, 2012

Fried Peppers

We were talking about peppers at work, right after the farmer’s market day. I mentioned something about fried peppers. Someone asked me, seriously, fried peppers?! I said why not. We have had raw, roasted, grilled peppers so why not fried peppers! And then I realize I might have made a mistake when I said fried peppers. I should have said shallow fried peppers. Either way, they are fried! I really love the crunchy sweet taste of the fried peppers. And don’t judge me as I always make every one believe I am a health nut and then talk about fried peppers. These babies are not deep fried as we would fritters. They are just shallow fried, until that light char achieved, that’s it. This is a very quick and easy side dish, enjoyable by any pepper fan!

There is no recipe for this. You want less or more oil, go for it. Your choice. Just heat up the oil on high heat, toss the pepper slices, cook for about 2-3 minutes, salt and pepper them. If you like it, hit them with a touch of balsamic vinegar and honey or leave them alone and enjoy. They are really good as wrapped sandwiches also.