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Jimmy Nardello's Sweet Italian Frying Peppers




• 4-6 Italian frying peppers

• 2-4 tablespoons olive oil, as needed

• 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese


  • Slice the peppers in half lengthwise

  • Heat a large, seasoned cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat until searingly hot. Reduce the heat to medium and add 2 tablespoons olive oil.

  • Add the peppers cut side down in a single layer

  • Cook without stirring or moving the peppers for 5 minutes. Flip the peppers with tongs and cook undisturbed for 5 minutes more, letting the skin of the peppers blister and char in the oil.

  • Continue to cook and flip until the peppers are as soft and blackened as you'd like, anywhere from 5-10 minutes more.

  • blanket generously with Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.

Swap out the bell peppers in this recipe for Jimmy Nardello’s for a boost of flavor.

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