Recipe: Chilies in beer batter

Starring: chilies
October 26, 2012

This year I have grown an historical chili, of Italian origin but imported to the U.S. in 1887 by Giuseppe (Jimmy) Nardello, from which it took its name. It is a sweet chili, perfect for frying, but also be eaten raw or grilled.

Chilies in beer batter

Chilies in beer batter

100ml beer
75g flour
150g Jimmy Nardello peppers or other sweet chilies

Whisk the flour with the beer to get a thick batter.
Remove the stems from the peppers, cut them in half and remove the seeds.
Dip in batter and fry in hot oil until they are golden brown.

Chili Pepper FilesJimmy Nardello is an Annuum chili, with elongated and slightly twisted pods, sweet and red when ripe.

Jimmy Nardello

Jimmy Nardello (Capsicum Annuum)

Heat: Sweet
Taste/flavour: Fresh
Wall thickness: Thin
Plant productivity: Medium
Number of seeds per pod: Few
Pod lenght: 15 - 18 cm
Average weight of pods (from my harvests): 8 g
Plant height: 70 cm
Colour: From green to red.

Why grow it?:
Jimmy Nardello is a generous and productive plant, which will be full of fruits for several months. The peppers are crisp and tasty, delicious to stir-fry or roast.

Database peperoncini: Chili Pepper Files
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