|Betty's Peppers stuffed with bread!|
The produce prices are amazing! Red, green, or yellow peppers were $1 for four! $1! They are $2.89 a pound in my local grocery store! And the red peppers go for over $3 a pound! A quart of raspberries? $1.50. A quart of blackberries? $2. Lettuce? Two heads for $1! You get my point. It is worth the bridge fare to go over there. And even if you don't need produce, go for the butcher, cheese and bakery shops...all still Italian owned! (Sarcone's bread is worth an extra blocks walk!)
But what stopped me cold (pardon the pun) was the size of the sweet frying peppers. They were huge! Perfect for one of my sister Betty's favorite recipes - peppers stuffed with bread crumbs and cheese! "Bet, look at these, they would be perfect for Aunt Lee's pepper recipe you make!"
Betty - "Better, but the peppers still didn't cook completely right."
Aunt Lee - "Well did you use some of the oil olive to brush the outside of the peppers before you baked them?"
Betty - "No, you didn't tell me to do that."
Aunt Lee - "Really?"
So you get the picture. It took my persistent sister several attempts to get this recipe they way she remembered my Grandmother making them when we were kids. With ingredients bought at the Italian Market I'm sure. And they are just as delicious!
The 9th Street Italian Market makes you want to go home and cook! It brings out all of your culinary desires, all within just a few blocks! Take a stroll through the pictures below, and then plan a menu and hit the street...9th Street that is. You will not regret the bridge toll!
Photos by Jo Ann Phelps, Betty Shepard, ImageGoggle