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Fried Pimientos de Padron

Los pimientos de Padron, (Padron´s peppers) are a small variety of green peppers from Galicia (Spain). They are served fried with olive oil and coarse salt at many tapas bars in Spain while you are enjoying a beer or wine. . Besides being salty and sweet, most people eat Pimientos de Padrón for the fun of it.
One famous fact is that one in every 10 pimientos de Padron is hot, which is why they're also known as 'Russian Roulette' chilies. As Galician people say in the language of Galicia (Gallego) : “Os pimientos de padrón uns pican e outros non” - "Peppers of Padron, some of them hot, and others not".
I call this a “no recipe recipe”, because it is so easy and simple dish, which includes only 3 ingredients. To prepare, just wash them, dry and fry them in a frying pan in a bit of olive oil and season with salt.

Fried Pimentos de Padron

  • 300 g pimientos de Padron
  • 100 ml olive oil (vegetable oil)
  • large pinch of coarse sea salt
  • Rinse the peppers and dry very well. Heat a large heavy- bottom pan with olive oil.
  • Add peppers and fry, stirring well, until they blister and begin to turn brown (2 to 3 min.)
  • Remove the peppers to a paper towel-lined plate and let drain. Sprinkle with coarse salt and serve warm

Fried Pimentos de Padron