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.