Padrón Peppers

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.


bek October 19, 2010 at 5:51 AM  

I'm going to have to buy some pretty dishes so I can take food pictures. Yours look so good...the food and the dishes!

Sean October 19, 2010 at 11:50 AM  

Ross! Every time I go there I check out their dishes to see what they have. :-)

Unknown February 8, 2011 at 2:15 AM  

I'm so hooked on these peppers that I've spent the past few months growing some! You can't find them anywhere here in Australia, but I had them in San Sebastian in May and have been looking forward to having them again ever since.

Took my first little crop of them today, and can't wait to cook them up tonight.

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Joey and I are just a couple of guys living in San Francisco. I love cooking and we both like trying new things. Planning our meals is one of our "together" things. I hope you enjoy our blog! - Sean


This blog is dedicated to the two most important people in my life - my mom, Ernee Jean O'Brien, and my partner Joey Concepcion. They both have showered me with unconditional support and love and have always encouraged me to be myself. I will always miss my mom and I don't know what I would do without Joey.

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