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Stuffed Gypsy Peppers

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Photo: Carolina Ayala / Contributor

The summer drought in Texas must have helped pepper plants proliferate as for the last few weeks, every farm stand at the farmer’s market has some kind of peppers, from gypsy to shishito to small bell peppers. The gypsy peppers are usually mild with a delicate skin. Peppers are wonderful sliced in stir fries, minced and added to scrambled eggs or pilafs. Peppers can be stuffed with anything from cheese to beans to ground meat. When cooking peppers, it’s common practice to discard the seeds but one doesn’t need to do that. Seeds have value in the form of fiber and nutrition and are perfectly edible. 

Animal Farm in Cat Springs Texas has had an abundance of gypsy peppers lately and here they are stuffed with a very gingery sweet potato filling. Don’t be afraid to use such a large quantity of ginger for the stuffing – it balances the sweetness of the potato, so the filling has more of a savory edge and does not taste too sweet. Serve these peppers alongside a bright green salad or as a side dish with a bit of plain yogurt on the side. 

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