I am constantly amazed at how animated and talkative people get when you mention food. The mere aroma of certain foods can evoke memories that transport us back to a special place and time. Food can bridge the gap between all ages, races and ethnicities.
Let's face it, the only thing that should ever come between people is a table and some serving bowls.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Always the Bell of the Ball

This is a nice little twist to plain fried peppers, you’ll be surprised at how just a few simple ingredients turn fried peppers (an already delicious dish) into something really special. I like to use assorted colored bell peppers. There are so many to choose from theses days;” red, green, yellow, orange, purple, black and one that is sort of a cream color”. But if you are on a budget the green ones are always the least expensive, the colored ones are usually about a dollar more a pound, that is if you are shopping for them at your local supermarket/grocery store. To get the best price always go to your local farmers market. Mixing colors really does make for a beautiful presentation.

Sweet and Sour Bell Peppers

4-6 bell peppers
oil for frying
1-2 tbsp. bread crumbs
1/4 cup wine vinegar (to your taste)
Sugar to taste

Cut up peppers. Fry in skillet as usual. When cooked to your liking, take out excess oil. Add 1 or 2 tablespoons of bread crumbs; stir and let crumbs toast awhile. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add vinegar to tartness desired and a pinch of sugar. Let cool and eat.

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