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Air Fryer Padrón Peppers Recipe

Padrón peppers, a delightful tapas dish from Spain, are small, green peppers with a mild flavour, though occasionally you might bite into a spicy one!

They are quick and easy to prepare, especially in an air fryer, making for a perfect air fryer snack or appetiser. Here’s a simple recipe to enjoy these delicious peppers at home.

air fried padron peppers in a bowl next to an air fryer

What You Need

padron peppers, salt, oil, brush and air fryer basket
  • 100g – 200g of Padrón peppers
  • 1-2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • Coarse sea salt (to taste)
  • Optional: a squeeze of fresh lemon juice

Making It

Prepare the Peppers

Wash the Padrón peppers thoroughly and pat them dry with a clean kitchen towel.

In a mixing bowl, toss the peppers with the olive oil, ensuring they are evenly coated. Sprinkle some salt on top.

Air Fry the Peppers

Place the oiled Padrón peppers in the air fryer basket in a single layer. Depending on the size of your air fryer, you may need to cook them in batches to avoid overcrowding.

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add padron peppers to air fryer basket

Cook the peppers at 200°C (400°F) for 8-10 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through to ensure even cooking. The peppers are ready when they are blistered and slightly charred.

Season and Serve

Transfer the cooked Padrón peppers to a serving plate. For an extra touch of flavour, you can add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice over the top.

Serve immediately while they are hot!

Air Fryer Padrón Pepper Tips

Padrón peppers are traditionally served as a tapas dish, but they also make a great side dish for grilled meats or fish.
Spice Level: Most Padrón peppers are mild, but occasionally, you may encounter a spicy one.
Storage: If you have any leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat them in the air fryer for a few minutes before serving.

Air Fryer Padrón Peppers Recipe

By Liana Green
Padrón peppers, a delightful tapas dish from Spain, are small, green peppers with a mild flavour, though occasionally you might bite into a spicy one! They are quick and easy to prepare, especially in an air fryer, making for a perfect air fryer snack or appetiser. Here’s a simple recipe to enjoy these delicious peppers at home.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
8 minutes
Course Air Fryer Recipes
Calories

Ingredients
  

  • 200 g of Padrón peppers
  • 1-2 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
  • coarse sea salt to taste
  • Optional: a squeeze of fresh lemon juice

Instructions
 

  • Wash the Padrón peppers thoroughly and pat them dry with a clean kitchen towel.
  • In a mixing bowl, toss the peppers with the olive oil, ensuring they are evenly coated.
  • Place the oiled Padrón peppers in the air fryer basket in a single layer. Depending on the size of your air fryer, you may need to cook them in batches to avoid overcrowding.
  • Cook the peppers at 400°F (200°C) for 8-10 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through to ensure even cooking. The peppers are ready when they are blistered and slightly charred.
  • Transfer the cooked Padrón peppers to a serving plate. Sprinkle with coarse sea salt to taste. For an extra touch of flavour, you can add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice over the top.
  • Serve immediately while they are hot and enjoy!

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