Fried Peppers with Garlic Recipe - Pimientos Fritos con Ajo

Spanish Fried Peppers & Onions for Tapas Dinner
Spanish Fried Peppers & Garlic for Tapas Dinner. Lisa Sierra (c) 2010 Licensed to Inc.
  • 15 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins,
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 4 Servings as Appetizer

Green and red peppers with garlic make this easy tapa. Clean and cut peppers into large squares, then fry with garlic. Serve with rustic bread.

What You'll Need

  • 2 Long green mild peppers, such as Anaheim or Pasilla type
  • 2 Red bell peppers
  • 3 Large cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin Spanish olive oil for frying
  • Salt to taste

How to Make It

  1. Rinse the peppers and cut off stems. Slice peppers in half lengthwise and remove seeds and veins. Then, cut into large pieces. You should end up with pieces about 1.5” square.
  2. Peel the garlic cloves and cut in halves.
  3. Pour olive oil into a large frying pan. Heat on medium high. When hot, put peppers and garlic into the frying pan and fry. Stir often, until peppers are soft. Salt to taste.
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 331
Total Fat 28 g
Saturated Fat 4 g
Unsaturated Fat 20 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 87 mg
Carbohydrates 20 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Protein 4 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)