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What kind of peppers do they serve at Zankou chicken?

mmmmmmmmmmmmm... spicy. I can't seem to find what kind they are. Any help?

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  1. Correct me if I'm wrong but I believe they are yellow Hots (Cascabella).

     
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      1. re: wienermobile

        wow, these are only up to 4000 scoville units? They seem WAY hotter than that, usually. I feel like they're hotter than jalapenos.

        1. re: beaubourne

          I think the vinegar adds to the perception of heat. They are pretty acidic. Most Eastern European oriented markets; Jon's, The Olive Fresh Garden Market, etc., carry them as well as pickled turnips.

        2. re: wienermobile

          I've always seen them called simply "yellow hot peppers" or "yellow chile peppers"; I remember seeing them in grocers with substantial Southern clientele, at least as far back as my teen years (1960s) in Ohio. See the cover photo on Mel Brown's famous album "Eighteen Pounds of Unclean Chitlins" http://www.dustygroove.com/item/11269

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          1. In Latino markets, you will find these called "chile guero"

            1. They have them at In-n-out too, and once you get an in-n-out burger with chopped chilies, it's a game-changer

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              1. re: Eater15

                putting those on ANY kind of burger is a game-changer---even a veggie burger tastes good with those peppers.

                probably even a burger made out of cardboard would be edible with those peppers. . . .

                1. re: westsidegal

                  Put them on raw and chopped or will they grill them for me? at in-n-out...

              2. Chile cascabel is dark and looks like cherry tomato in shape and is generally, very mild in taste. Here is a link to a description and picture: http://www.gourmetsleuth.com/Articles...

                The picture that is posted looks like chile guero (blonde), which can be very hot or mild depending - it's always a guessing game at the market.

                I have enjoyed fantastic appetizers made of chile guero stuffed with crab meat and cream cheese with spices and then deep fried - the ultimate popper!