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I love hot peppers and sweet peppers (like you can get on a sandwich at a deli), but I cant find them at the grocery store. Where do I go/look? Are the canned?? Thanks!

Thu. Feb 7, 12:46pm

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I think they are jarred. I love sweet peppers, too!

Thursday, February 07, 2008, 1:24 PM

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they should be in the same place as the pickles.

Thursday, February 07, 2008, 1:29 PM

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They go by two different names so far as I can tell
Hot wax banana peppers. My favorite. It is more of a zing to it a bit of heat. Like what you get at subway.
The other is pepperochini. I think that is how it is spelled. They are whole usually and very spicy. Not like a jalepeno but hot just the same. The ones I have tried are also a bit hard to chew because of the skin being tough. But the wax banana pepper are perfect. cut already and I love them on my sandwiches.
And I find them at a canned food store or a resturant supply store. Sometimes you can purchase food there too even if you are not a resturant. I have never found those in a regular grocery store.

I had to go looking for them too after having a subway sub. It adds so much flavor.

Thursday, February 07, 2008, 4:41 PM

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i am so very fortunate to have a huge garden and a husband who grew up on a farm. I have ordered 6 pepper plants for this coming summer that includes jalapenos, habaneros, chili, and three other kinds of peppers. then i ordered red, yellow and green bell peppers. i heard they can be frozen, i will have to try that (after i use the majority of them for fresh, low fat salsa!

Thursday, February 07, 2008, 4:47 PM

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I used to work in a restaurant that offered sweet peppers on sandwhiches and other things. The peppers we sold as sweet peppers were pepperonchinis. It's funny that I came across this post today because I happened to see them at the grocery store yesterday. They were directly next to the pickles and they are jarred suspended in water. There are also several small specific Italian food grocers in my general area that stock pepperonchini peppers, usually next to where they keep giardinera peppers. Pepperonchinis are small whole peppers that are a light shade of green that have a thick skin and have a large amount of seeds inside. They are flavorful but only slightly hot.

I am also aware that some establishments sell canned green pepper slices as sweet peppers. So that may be what you were looking for. They are smooth slices that are a paler green and far less crisp as a fresh green pepper slice.

Monday, November 17, 2008, 10:01 AM

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Also by the jarred peppers are the round cherry peppers - even yummier than the pepperocinis, they make a pretty condiment at Thanksgiving ;)

Monday, November 17, 2008, 12:14 PM

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Recently I've been obsessed with pepperoncini peppers. I love the taste and they have just the right amount of heat, not so much that you can't taste the rest of your food afterwards, but a nice amount of zing. Here in Canada there is a popular Italian restaurant chain called East Side Mario's. They serve the pepperoncinis in their garden salad and I used to always want to go there to get that (that and their amazing parmesan cheese that melts in your mouth).

We recently found a jar of the peppers in Zellers (Canadian version of K-mart), produced by Unico, packaged in a jar. For some reason the grocery stores around here don't sell them. I love using the pepper juice as a calorie free alternative to salad dressing. I usually take a few peppers, pop off the top, squeeze the juice around on the salad, then dice up the peppers and toss them in with the salad. I've even added a little of the pepper juice into soups to give them a zing too.

Pepperoncini peppers are on the lowest end of the scoville scale:100-500 (well except for bell peppers which are 0).

Christine

Monday, November 17, 2008, 1:12 PM

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Also in most "gourmet" stores and whole foods. Yummy!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008, 8:58 AM

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