Pickled Hot Italian Peppers for Hoagies/Grinders
- DERECKSWIFEY Mar 20, 2013 10:12 AM
I need a recipe for the pickled peppers inside Italian hoagies. I had a sandwich this past weekend that keeps appearing in my dreams and I want to make my own. I can't find a recipe that sounds authentic. This had pickled peppers, maybe a bit of tomato but not much, red pepper flakes. Not overly sweet just well balanced, and lit you on fire for a moment but quickly subsided. It was AMAZING. I'm in Texas and everyone says try pickling jalapenos but that was not what I had at all. I'm new so if this post is in the wrong place then my apologies. Still learning.
Hi there! Welcome! If you post your request for a recipe on the Home Cooking board you'll probably get more response. That's where most of the cooks hang out.
I love those hot peppers but cave in to buying them in a local Italian salumeria. Good luck with your search.
There is a recipe for Italian Giardiniera in The Whole Chile Pepper Book, which calls for "fresh chiles of choice." I agree that jalapeno is the wrong choice. Perhaps wax.
For mildly hot peppers, look for Italian pickled "Pepperoncini"; for much hotter, look for pickled "Hot Cherry Peppers". Cherry peppers come in both hot & sweet varieties, so make sure you get the hot.
Both can be found in most mainstream supermarkets - either in the pickle/olive aisle, or the gourmet foods aisle.
Oh goodness - my bad. Just realized you wanted to make your own. Oh well. Perhaps tasting the above will give you an idea of what to aim for - lol!!