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These snacks are best served right out of the skillet, when they're piping hot and oozing with cheese. After you've cooked the first batch, set your skillet out on a trivet with a spatula. When everybody's picked it clean, fry up another batch.

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Credit: MIKKEL VANG
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a bowl, mix together goat cheese and cilantro; chill. Drain chiles and Peppadews. Split chiles lengthwise and stuff with 1 tablespoon cheese mixture. Press to close. Stuff Peppadews with 1/2 teaspoon cheese mixture.

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  • Combine flour, cornmeal, and salt on a large plate. Dredge chiles and Peppadews, turning to coat all sides. Dredge olives similarly. If coating isn't sticking, dip peppers and olives in chile brine before dredging.

  • Heat the oil in a heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the olives and chiles in 2 batches, turning with a spatula as they become golden brown, adding more oil, if needed, 8 to 12 minutes. Serve hot.

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Reviews (4)

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04/08/2011
The peppers in the picture don't look like the peppadew peppers I know of. They are red and round. These look like small poblanos to me and that is how poblanos looked when I tested this recipe for a client. I could be wrong, but the poblanos were outstanding!
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03/01/2011
I live in Central FL as well. You will not find the peppers in a Latin Food store as they are from South Africa. Publix sometime has them - check with the gourmet cheeses, or ask the service desk to order them for you. There is a store in Melbourne called Downtown Produce that sells them jarred regularly. If you want to try the flavor, go to Panera Bread and order the Mediterranean Veggie sandwich :)
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04/07/2010
I buy Peppadew peppers from the "olive bar" in the deli area at my local grocery store. It's not a specialty store, so I would suspect you should be able to find them anywhere in your area that has this type of service area. I usually stuff them with a cream cheese / goat cheese mixture and serve them with olives, nuts, cheese and crackers to accompany pre-dinner drinks. Good luck!
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06/29/2009
I would appreciate any advise as to where I can purchase Peppadews. Are they canned or fresh? I live in the Orlando area and have asked several Mexican speciality stores but they don't know what Peppadew peppers are. Thanks