School of Tapas: Fried Padron Peppers
Recipe Type: Appetiser
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Serves: 4
Flavorful fried green peppers typical from the Galician town of Padrón
  • ½ pound fresh Padron peppers
  • Virgin olive oil for frying
  • Coarse salt or fleur de sel to taste
  1. Wash the peppers thoroughly and pat dry with kitchen paper.
  2. Pour the oil in a pan to a depth of 1" approximately and put it on medium heat.
  3. When the oil is hot, grab a handful of peppers and throw them into the oil. Use a lid as the oil will splash quite a lot. They should brown on both sides, but should not get too dark. Turn them over if necessary.
  4. When done, take them out with a slotted spoon and sprinkle with the salt. Serve immediately while piping hot accompanied by a sturdy country bread.
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