Idea for banana peppers-help :)
Last week, at our local farmer's market, I bought a big bunch of banana peppers. I still have not used them.
Here's what I'm thinking I will do: slit, stuff with some kind of yummy fancy cheese, coat with egg/panko, and deep fry.
Thoughts on the cheese and/or a sauce to serve with that cheese? Does this sound good?
When I use banana peppers aka pepperoncini, Tex-Mex is not the first cuisine that comes to mind. Italian is. Goat chesse would be a great option for fried, battered, and breaded banana peppers. Another option is to also stuff olives and then bread and fry them, too...awesome antipasti. Besiders goat cheese, I would use cream cheese, cheddar cheese, or mozzarella. For a dipping sauce, I would take stewed San Marzano tomatoes with salt, pepper, olive oil, diced onion and garlic and some capers. I have diced pepperoncini, sweet pickles (bread and butter), and green olives to make a relish, applying it to freshly sliced rotisserie chicken breast smeared with mayonnaise and mustard on crusty Italian bread - - fabu sandwich!