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Pepper and Eggs a la Margie Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Judy Pontecorvo Wiedmann
Added: Saturday, March 31, 2007

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
4 - 8 eggs
butter
2 - 4 green peppers*
vegetable oil
salt and pepper

*Although Italian frying peppers are popular today, this recipe is usually made with green Bell peppers.

Directions:
Directions:
Cut the peppers in slices lengthwise about 1/2 inch wide (deveining and removing the tops too). Clean with water and pat with paper towels.

Heat vegetable oil in a pan, and add peppers, fry 5 to 10 minutes, letting them soften, but not brown. When they are done, remove from the pan, draining some oil from them.

Scramble eggs, adding 1 to 2 T. of water.

In an omelet pan melt butter, adding the peppers in a single layer around the pan. Heat until butter simmers.

Then add the scrambled eggs. As omelet cooks, draw the edges towards the center, letting the loose eggs to roll to the outer edge of the pan. When the bottom of the omelet appears cooked (do not brown!), cover the omelet pan with the large dish and invert the pan onto the plate. Now slip the omelet back into the pan so the topside can cook.

Remove the omelet to a clean plate. Salt and pepper to taste.

Pepper and eggs may be eaten plain, but are best served in sandwiches on crusty Italian bread.

NOTE: A similar dish is made with potatoes, frying them up first and then adding the eggs.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
2 to 4 servings
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
40 minutes or less
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Aunt Margie prided herself on making pepper and eggs. She liked to fix them in her Eltingville home on Staten Island for her brother, John.

Any Italian hero shop in New York City has these egg dishes listed on its sandwich menu. They are very popular.

We used to eat pepper and egg sandwiches at the beach. There is nothing tastier than pepper and eggs and little sand!

 

 

 

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