CNYEats A Taste of Utica Hot Peppers and Eggs Sandwich

by Joanne on April 4, 2010

This recipe is a favorite of every tried and true Utican.  You know… Utica has some of the best, easiest recipes. 

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On page 48 of our book, you will find this recipe posted by Mario.

John Cardamone offers  …

“I finally tried your peppers and egg recipe, using your alternate cubanelle peppers, since my Dad (Bob) doesn’t like hot stuff/spicy food any more.  AWESOME!!! I’ll have to pick up a hot pepper next week just for me.  🙂 “

Apple Crumbles made the same substitution as John did  – cubanelles.  However, we did pick up some long hots and cooked them separately so if we felt daring, we could top the sammy (blog talk for sandwich) off with the Italian Long Hot.   We loved this recipe.  Good going Mario!

Hot Peppers and Eggs Sandwich

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“Make as much as you want – just bring the heartburn medicine!

PEPPERS * to make 3 –4  sandwiches

  • Long Italian Hot Peppers (I used 4, seeded and split PLUS 4 cubanelles, seeded and split.  However, we had 2 hots and 1 cubanelle left over)

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  • Couple of TBS of Olive oil  (I used a little more – maybe 4)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Rinse peppers and pat dry (water will spatter).  Put olive oil in HOT frying pan( I set my pan on medium-high heat).  When oil is hot, CAREFULLY place peppers in pan.  Fry until tender (about 10 minutes) – leave them with a little substance – DO NOT OVERCOOK.  Drain on paper towels.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

SANDWICH *to make 3 – 4 sandwiches

  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 to 2 TBS water
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 TBS Italian cheese ( or more )
  • 1 large loaf of Crusty Italian Bread, cut into 4 sections for 4 sandwiches *See below for making your own crusty Italian bread.

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Cut the fried hot peppers in bite size pieces (I did not do this. I left them simply sliced in half).  Scramble eggs (add a little water, if needed – makes them fluffy but not tough).  Add a little salt and some grated Italian cheese (Parmesan / Asiago).  Remove almost all of the oil from the pan (makes a great addition to pasta and pizza sauce).  Heat oil in pan.  Carefully pour scrambled egg mixture in the pan.

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Carefully lay the pepper pieces over the eggs and simmer a little (like an omelet).  Scramble carefully or fold like an omelet.

Place the mixture between two, nice thick, slices of hard crusted Italian bread.  ENJOY!

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TIP:  If you can’t find that Utica type hard crusty Italian bread, buy some pizza dough (or other frozen dough), let it rise,  kneed and form into loaves. Bake. The secret is to spray water in the oven a couple of times during the baking – this will make the bread crust nice and hard!

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Joanne

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