Spanish-Style Padron Peppers

Spanish-Style Padron Peppers

I was in Whole Foods the other day when I noticed a small pile of these padron peppers.  Intrigued, I bagged up several handfuls and headed home to do some research.  Originating from the Spanish town of Padrón, these small peppers vary in taste – some are sweet and mild while others are hot and spicy.  Keeping with tradition, I prepared these peppers simply with olive oil and sea salt.  Spanish-Style Padron Peppers are fried in olive oil until golden and caramelized then finished with a sprinkling of crunchy fleur de sel.  Sweet or spicy, these delicious little nuggets are a perfect, healthy snack.  Or double the recipe below and serve as a side dish.  The padron pepper season is very short, so I urge you to pick them up while you still can!  Continue reading for the recipe.

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