Looking for an easy and delicious summer snack? Padron peppers to the rescue! Padron peppers are sometimes mild, but can be hot as well. We find that the later in the season we are, the more spicy ones we bite into. This recipe highlights the peppers’ unique flavor and crunchy-yet-silky texture. The best part? You’ll be enjoying this healthy snack in 10 minutes or less!
As you can see in the photo above, some of the Padron peppers are starting to turn slightly black near the tops. Don’t worry! That’s completely normal and is safe to eat – so don’t throw the pepper out. Also, keep the stems on the peppers. The easiest way to eat them is to grab them by the stem and bite right up to the top. Then you can discard the stem.
Blistered Padron Peppers
1 tablespoon high-heat oil such as sesame
1 package Padron peppers
Omnivore salt or sea salt
Heat sesame oil in a large skillet over high heat until the oil is just about smoking.
Add the peppers to the pan and cook, tossing occasionally. Once the skins are blistered and the peppers are beginning to soften, about 10 minutes, remove from heat.
Transfer the peppers to a bowl and toss with your favorite salt (such as our addicting Omnivore salt).
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