Long hot peppers | Source: YouTube/giannanebbia
Long hot peppers | Source: YouTube/giannanebbia

Long Hots Recipe — A Helpful Guide to Crafting the Perfect Peppery Appetizer

Milla Sigaba
Apr 29, 2024
05:30 A.M.
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Are you looking for a way to spice up your appetizer game? Look no further than long hots, a beloved culinary treasure that has found a special place in the kitchens of Philadelphia, New Jersey areas, and Italian American homes.

Long hot peppers, also affectionately known as long hots, are beloved for their sweet yet complex flavor profile which also packs a surprising spicy punch. With their thin skins and meaty flesh, they serve as a versatile ingredient that can elevate any dish from ordinary to extraordinary.

Whether you're craving something to top off your sandwich, pizza, or pasta, or you're in search of the perfect standalone appetizer, long hots are sure to impress.

So, join us as we explore the art of preparing long hot peppers, ensuring you have this delicious appetizer ready to wow your guests at your next gathering.

Sizzling Long Hots: A Must-Try Recipe


  • 12 Italian long hot peppers, washed and dried
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt to taste

Oven Roasted Perfection:

  1. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Prepare the peppers by placing them on a baking sheet, then drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt.
  3. Roast in the oven for about 15 to 20 minutes.

Stovetop Sizzle:

  1. Combine the peppers, olive oil, and a pinch of salt in a large sauté pan, setting it over medium-high heat to get that sizzle going.
  2. Cook until the peppers are slightly browned, turning every minute to ensure an even cook without burning.
  3. Once you've achieved a bit of browning, cover the pan, reduce the heat to medium/low, and let the peppers continue to cook until they’ve softened up, which should take about 15 minutes.

By mastering this simple yet flavorful long hot peppers recipe, you're now equipped to add a kick of spice and loads of flavor to any meal.

And for those looking to further expand their culinary repertoire, why not dive into another delicious project with this pumpernickel bagel recipe?

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