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There’s no tapas dinner without a plateful of charred pimientos de Padron... These fried padron peppers are so easy to prepare! Have you tasted them before?

Spanish Fried Padron Peppers (Pimientos de Padron)

There’s no tapas dinner without a plateful of charred pimientos de Padron... These fried padron peppers are so easy to prepare!
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 to 3
Calories per serving 166 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb fresh pimientos de Padron (450 g)
  • cup vegetable oil (80 ml)
  • coarse sea salt

Instructions

  1. Rinse the fresh padron peppers well under cold running tap water and let them drain well.
    There’s no tapas dinner without a plateful of charred pimientos de Padron... These fried padron peppers are so easy to prepare!
  2. Pour the vegetable oil in a large non-stick pan and place it over high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the drained padron peppers.
    There’s no tapas dinner without a plateful of charred pimientos de Padron... These fried padron peppers are so easy to prepare!
  3. Let the peppers fry in the oil for a minute. Then sprinkle with a little pinch of coarse salt and give them a good stir.
    There’s no tapas dinner without a plateful of charred pimientos de Padron... These fried padron peppers are so easy to prepare!
  4. Keep stir frying the peppers for 5 to 6 minutes until they start to blister and go soft.
    There’s no tapas dinner without a plateful of charred pimientos de Padron... These fried padron peppers are so easy to prepare!
  5. Take the pan off the heat and scoop the fried pepper on a clean serving plate. Sprinkle with extra coarse salt and serve hot.
    There’s no tapas dinner without a plateful of charred pimientos de Padron... These fried padron peppers are so easy to prepare! Have you tasted them before?