Sunday, November 2, 2014

Fried Peppers

Pan fried sweet peppers are a pretty common Italian dish and Bev and I both love them on a sandwich – With peppers growing in the garden, I can’t believe we haven’t had one all summer.  Thin walled, elongated frying peppers, such as Cubanelle, work best as they fry up quicker.  Here is a shot from the web.

We just seed and slice them such they will lay flat in the pan and fry them in a little olive oil on both sides until they are soft and lightly caramelized - I only seasoned these with salt & pepper and we had this for a late breakfast.  We used Cubanelle and Holy Mole (mild chile pepper), but I needed some red ones for color, like above.

While toppings such as balsamic vinegar, parmesan cheese, etc. can be added, we just use mayo on our sandwiches and cheese bread, in this case.

For the pepper lover in you, this is quick, easy, and delicious. 

A week later, for breakfast, I decided to kick it up a notch by cooking the peppers with a clove of garlic, laying them on a piece of cheddar cheese toast and topping with an egg - of course J

An excellent way to start the day.

Photos can be enlarged by clicking on them.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Almost Heaven South.


10/20- 10/27/14 meal dates


  1. All looks so tasty a great way to enjoy peppers.

  2. Your peppers are so colorful Larry. They really pep up any dish.

  3. omg I want that breakfast sandwich. It's biscuits and gravy for us this morning and I'm already feeling guilty about it. :)

  4. Larry, Colorful...but I'll stick to the toast, tomatoes (grilled on the toast), cheese and an easy-over egg. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  5. Yum... That ALL looks good. I love peppers ---and we eat sautéed mushrooms a lot and cook them with those peppers and onions... Delicious.... That breakfast looks good also.


  6. My Italian in-laws enjoy frying up the cubanella peppers ( swear it is the best frying pepper that ever existed) with sausage. I love fried peppers too. I could put them in almost anything.

    Happy Fall.


  7. I knew an egg would end up on top! It looks absolutely AMAZING! So wishing I was having that for breakfast today. YUM.

  8. I really like peppers and we often sauté them. I like the way you've fixed them for both of your meals.

  9. Great idea Larry. My husband would be so happy with that breakfast. Next thing you know you'll have home fries on the side! Yum!

  10. I always grow Italian frying peppers in my garden. I have one last pepper to pick as my plants are all but gone at this late date. The tomatoes in your photos look great…I bet they are from your garden too.

  11. I love that sandwich, with or without sliced Italian sausage. I think my family might be getting tired of all of the chiles I have been making but not me! Tomorrow morning - chorizo, peppers, and eggs for breakfast. Maybe I'll do a breakfast sandwich like you did.


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