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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Pimientos de Padrón


Yum! Yum! And, more Yum!

Fry in a little olive oil until the skin blisters. Serve on a brown paper bag with a generous amount of sea salt and large quantities of beer. Good company adds a nice touch. It's a social food, but can also turn into a bit of a frenzy. Keep on cooking. One basket is *not* enough.

Don't wash them first or they'll splatter like crazy. Eat whole. Well, not the stems, silly. Even my five-year-old likes them. The two-year-old just licks the salt.

My best Padrón year, ever, was when we got to house sit and tend a garden that had a row of Padróns just coming on. We ate and ate and ate that August.

Read more about them here, here, or here.

They're out of stock but you can get the seeds here. Or, here's a place that doesn't seem to be out of stock. Or, here. I haven't bought seeds from any of these places. If you really want to know the inside scoop on where to buy seeds, you could email my friend, Andy, who grew the peppers in this photo.

I also saw that you can buy the fresh peppers here. Or, why not invest in the future and talk a local farmer to grow some. Yum!

Thanks, Julia!

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Blogger Cova Zubia said...

The Spanish recommendation: do wash them, but dry them with a cotton tea towel. And make a 1 cm cut at the tip of the pepper. Then fry at low temperature, turning the peppers often, you'll get better results and they will be even more yummy. Another variety of green peppers similar to PadrĂ³n are the ones from Gernika, and also really nice.
Also, eat them as a side dish for a steak.

Wed Jul 23, 09:49:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Green Kitchen said...

Thanks for the insider info, Cova Zubia. :)

Wed Jul 23, 09:57:00 PM PDT  
Blogger ruby-crowned kinglette said...

wow michelle... it is a quarter after ten and all i want is a pan of chili peppers.. they look amazing. i am going to have my sister grow them next year - because i don't think i will myself, but i will eat them, especially if they are fried in oil...

Wed Jul 23, 10:16:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Diane said...

Thanks for the info. I'll have to plant some next year! They sound very yummy.

Thu Jul 24, 03:54:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Alexis said...

Yum! I've never tried peppers like that, but it sounds so good! Thanks for posting about them.

Thu Jul 24, 07:30:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Regina said...

mmmm, these sound so good!! They're making my mouth water!!

Thu Jul 24, 08:46:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous The Green Routine said...

These look delicious. I'm currently growing giant jalapenos in my garden, but when I expand it shortly I think I'll go for something milder like this.

Thu Jul 24, 09:58:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Project Pink Suitcase said...

Sounds delish!

Thu Jul 24, 11:58:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Amy Chionis said...

I need to secret to growing these. All of mine tanked this year. Every year it is hit or miss. Is it magic? Am I destined to never grow anything but Thai chilis? Those are not very good just with salt, no sir.

Thu Jul 24, 11:59:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Frizz said...

those look yummy. I'm going to try them if I can find them.

Love the berry picking photos - lucky!!

Fri Jul 25, 06:29:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Cindy said...

The picture looks like you could just snap one up and eat it. Yum! Fun blog :)

Fri Jul 25, 09:14:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous suesue said...

makes me hungry now too! i need to try and grow these or maybe find some at whole foods? great picture.

Sat Jul 26, 07:36:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous kim said...

Ohhh...these look so good. How would you rate them in terms of heat?

Sun Jul 27, 02:32:00 PM PDT  

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