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Italian Long Hots

When I was a kid growing up in Brooklyn I was very close to my cousins, Kevin and Brian

We lived near each other and I could walk or ride my bike to their house

Well, life happens and my family moved “Upstate” and we lost touch with each other

Twenty plus years went by when we had a surprise family reunion for my Mom’s 70th Birthday and to my excitement, we all made contact again

We also made a pact to see each other more often

In fact, we hang out a couple times a year and we make sure that before we part ways we have at least a tentative date for the next visit

Actually if I’m being honest here it was probably our wonderful wives idea on that one

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Well our get togethers are typically about celebrating life and the sharing of good food and that’s where this recipe comes from

Kevin was gracious enough to bring this recipe he learned from a friend to share with us that we are now sharing with you (it’s that good)

See how much fun sharing can be?

First up, I have 7 Italian long hot peppers

Now don’t be alarmed, these are typically a mild to medium heat but occasionally you can get one that has a kick, basically you’re at the mercy of your peppers

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I’m going to cut the ends off the peppers then cut them in half lengthwise

Then I’m going to use the tip of a teaspoon to remove the seeds and ribs from the peppers

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Repeat until all the peppers are cleaned

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Next, comes the filling which consists of a hard Italian cheese and good quality prosciutto (Italian cured ham)

Now I say hard Italian cheese because you can really use parmesan or provolone (or some of each)

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Slice up the parmesan into sticks

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Take a “stick” of parm and a strip of ham and wrap the cheese

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Then simply place the cheese and ham in the pepper and repeat until they are done

SPECIAL NOTE:  Caution the peppers aren’t all the same size, nor do they all sit the same on the board, so take a deep breathe and just fill them any way you can (it really doesn’t matter)  🙂

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Preheat your oven to 350 F

Line a sheet pan with parchment paper sprayed with cooking oil

Place the peppers on the sheet pan

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Cover with foil and bake for around 30 minutes

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Uncover and cook around 15 minutes more

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Serve with your other favorite appetizers!

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Enjoy!!!

Simply Sundays! ~ Italian Long Hots

  • Time: Prep 10 Min, Cook 45 Min
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients

7-8 long hot Italian peppers

1 wedge of parmesan or provolone cheese

1/2 pound of prosciutto (Italian Ham)

Directions

Cut the ends off the peppers then cut them in half lengthwise.  Use the tip of a teaspoon to remove the seeds and ribs from the peppers

Slice up the parmesan into sticks.  Take a “stick” of parm and a strip of ham and wrap the cheese.  Place the cheese and ham in the pepper and repeat until they are done

Preheat the oven to 350 F.  Line a sheet pan with parchment paper sprayed with cooking oil.  Place the peppers on the sheet pan

Cover with foil and bake for around 30 minutes.  Uncover and cook 15 minutes more

Tools used to make this recipe

Architec Gripperwood Cutting Board

 © Simply Sundays 2016
All rights reserved

4 comments on “Italian Long Hots

  1. Anonymous

    Thanks Mike that made my day. Your cousin Kevin.

    Like

  2. Anonymous

    That’s great!!!! The bond that we have with each other has always been and will always be.

    Like

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