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Oct 29, 2009 07:50 AM

Philly Hounds - what is a Long Hot?

An online menu I was checking out recently mentioned long hots as a side item with several sandwiches. I forgot to ask when I ate there, so can someone please 'splain it to me?
thanks! :)

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  1. its a kind of hot pepper

    Hot Peppers
    251 Enola St, Enola, PA 17025

    1. they are also called frying peppers and common to italian american cooking in these parts. they are basically long, thickish green peppers that you can fry or roast. they have more kick than banana peppers and are served with their seeds and are excellent on hoagies and warm meat sammies (roast pork, chicken cutlet)....


      Banana Peppers
      840 Gill Hall Rd, Clairton, PA 15025

      2 Replies
      1. re: mazza3

        I'm normally loath to disagree with an Italian about Italian food, but the so-named "frying peppers" sold at - for example - Iovine Brothers are not hot peppers. I was first taught how to make fried peppers - as a child over 30 years ago - by an elderly Italian uncle and they were the same peppers that I buy to this day

        It wouldn't surprise me at all to learn that certain households/families/neighborhood pockets refer to long hots generically as frying peppers, but my understanding is that what are known as frying peppers are not hot, let alone referred to also as long hots

        1. re: coolgeek

          Iovine has both 'frying' and 'italian hot'. Frying are wider and lighter green, hot are darker green or red and are wrinkley and very narrow.

      2. When seen with sandwichs as side, are sauteed in oil often earlier not to order, either red or green and usually add great texture and heat to a sandwich.