Padron Hot Pepper
3880 - Padron. The Pimiento de Padron Pepper is an old chile from Padron in Northwestern Spain. Traditionally used for delicious snacks or "tapas" when young. Picked when the chiles are about the diameter of an olive, the pods are fried whole in olive oil and sprinkled with sea salt. One in every few is spicy, so you never know when you'll get a surprise ("Spanish Roulette"). Make sure to pick them small, as larger, more mature peppers are always hot. Superb on sandwiches, as salad toppings, or to perk up other vegetables. 55-85 days.