Servings: 4 · Prep Time: 1 mins · Cooking Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 11 mins

Sides | Salads & Starters | Minimal Ingredients | Quick

Padron peppers are grown in the North West of Spain. This is a really simple yet delicious dish that works great as a starter or as part of a selection of tapas. You can cook them simply by frying and adding salt or you can jazz them up with crispy onion or bacon flakes.



  • Padron Peppers (about 40)
  • Olive Oil (4 tbsp)
  • Salt (lots)
  • Dried Onion Flakes (4 tbsp)


Heat up the olive oil in a pan and toss in the Padron peppers. Keep turning with a spatula for about 5 to 10 minutes until they start to brown. Toss on a load of salt and serve. Or, jazz them up with some onion or bacon flakes. There is a lot of dynamic contrast in this dish and if you would like to further spice them up, simply add chili flakes.