Sunday, June 22, 2008

Frying Peppers ~ Memories of Home

Last week I went to our local farmer's market with a friend of mine. I had been to the same farmer's market with my Dear Hubby before, but couldn't find this certain kind of pepper we used to fry up at home in New Jersey. My Father grew them in our garden (they are actually called cubanelle's) and my Mom would slice a whole bag of them, fry them down with onions and we would put them on hoagie rolls. Mmmmmmmmm. Delicious!

Well, I had been discouraged thinking these peppers were going to be hard to come by in our area. But I did find them as shown a couple of posts ago. I brought them home and of course, insisted my Dear Hubs try out these sandwiches.

And here is what I did with them the other night...oh the memories it brought back. And they were just as delicous as I remembered, they have a nice, light, sweet flavor. (I love them with ketchup, don't laugh!) As for my hubby, he enjoyed them but since they didn't bring back any memories for him, it was just another fried pepper. And he kept saying it would be better if he had cooked some sausage to go with them. Next time, honey! They are also delicious on a steak sandwhich. Or even a hamburger. I'm also thrilled to see my grape tomato plant is doing very well. Pretty soon I'll have luscious snacks anytime I want! I love eating them right off the vine!

And of course, what better way to enjoy a memorable meal than on the back deck in the summertime. Bliss! I love this time of year.

What's your favorite meal in the dog days of summer? I'd love to hear about it!


Connie said...

I can smell and taste it now, sweetpea! Hubs is from Penn. I, too, am growing grape tomatoes!! I'm hoping they just grow well in this desert heat!

MJ said...

I never realized that there were different varieties of pepper (aside from hot versus sweet!). I'll have to keep a closer eye to this now!

Can't believe the size of your tomatoes! You'll be able to eat them sooner than later!! We'll be envious!

Oliver Rain said...

My favourite warm weather dinner is Greek Salad, without onions. I have a great recipe if you are interested.
I'm so sorry I missed your giveaway. I've just reached 100 & am planning a giveaway of my own in a few days too.
Congratulations on 100 posts. It's just been wonderful to "meet" you as a friend.

Wendy said...

I love a good hamburger cooked on a backyard grill. Nothing fancy, but there's nothing better!

dana said...

Congrats to the winner of your give away! The fried peppers and onions are making my mouth water this very moment. I love em on grilled sausages---even hot dogs. We just use regular old green and red peppers--yours sound terrific!

Mary Isabella said...

They sound so good. Would be a wonderful sode dish for all of the Fourth Of July grilled foods. Wishing you a week overflowing with special things.....Mary

Ms.Daisy said...

Your tomato plant looks great! I think I planted mine in too much shade - they are not doing well at all...and the rabbits ate the tops off my pepper plants while I was away! Me sad :0(

My favorite summertime meal would have to include potato salad. MMMMM good!

Ms. Daisy