Blistered Padron Peppers are a delicious, 10-minute authentic Spanish tapas recipe that's incredibly easy to make with just 3 ingredients. About 1 in 10 of these peppers are hot, so it's a game to see who gets a hot one!
Heat the oil until hot, then add the padron peppers and fry, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes or until blistered and hot.
Serve warm sprinkled with a little sea salt.
Before pan searing your peppers, make sure they are fully dried after washing. A dry surface area will help them cook easier. A cast-iron skillet is the best way to blister these peppers as it holds heat evenly. But use whatever pan you have.Make sure the skillet is not overcrowded as you don’t want the peppers to steam and become soggy.You may need to cook these peppers in batches and add more oil as necessary.VariationsDrizzle with a bit of Chili Garlic Oil after cooking for even more flavor and spice.A pinch of smoked paprika on the finished peppers adds a delightful smoky flavor note.Can’t find Padron peppers? Shishito peppers make an excellent alternative that’s almost identical!Flaky sea salt on top such as Maldon salt makes an excellent presentation and gives the peppers a rich salty bite.