Last year Joey and I were out with a couple of friends having a glass of wine on the sidewalk when the restaurant's product truck pulled up and parked there on the street. One of our friends noticed they had Padrón Peppers and suggested to buy some and try them. Apparently, they were a great price. He said all we had to do is fry them up in a little olive oil, add some sea salt and eat them. Okay, right. Nothing is ever that easy! We bought some anyway because we were curious and can't resist a bargain even if we don't know what we are buying.
We took them home and, guess what? He was right! They are delicious and literally all we had to do is heat up some olive oil, throw them in the hot oil and take them out when they start having small while blisters on them. Then we sprinkled them with a little sea salt and served them with pita bread. YUM! We were hooked! However, there was a problem. We could not find these suckers anywhere! Finally, we found them at the Farmer's Market in the Ferry Building at the Happy Quail Farms Booth. Now we make special trips just to get these! They are only in season through the end of the month, so if you see them snatch them up. You will be hooked, too.
Posted by Sean