Thursday, April 7, 2022

Mock Pepperdews


The story of pepperdews is quite interesting, as you can read in this article.  They're a pickled pepper that are heavily trade mark protected in South Africa. The peppers I pickled this morning are not pepperdews, they're a mild chilli pepper called grandmother's bonnet. (I wonder if that's a nod to Scotch bonnets, a similar looking but very fiery chilli?) A friend gave me a packet of them  yesterday. I followed the recipe in the article to pickle them. It's a copycat recipe, the author's version of how she thinks it was done. These will have to mature for a few weeks before we start eating them. 


  1. I am not a lover of papers but they look delicious

  2. I wonder if these are a 'relative' of something we get in the South here. They jse them dried, for tempering. But I absolutely love the dried-in-curd/buttermilk version. Fry them in oil and serve with curd rice.