Roasted Peppers with Breadcrumbs (piccaru con muddica)
My Sicilian brother-in-law makes Roasted Peppers with Breadcrumbs when I visit. It’s his mother’s recipe and not usually seen on Italian restaurant menus. It’s perfect as a side dish at lunch.
- 4 or 5 red or yellow bell peppers
- 2 tbsps. olive oil
- 1 thinly sliced onion
- Salt and black pepper
- 2 tbsps. yellow raisins
- 2 tbsps. chopped pistachios or walnuts
- ¼ cup breadcrumbs
- ¼ cup Parmesan grated cheese
Preheat the oven to 400o.
Roast the peppers, peel, and slice.
Saute the onion in olive oil, salt, and black pepper until soft and translucent. Add the peppers and cook for about 10 minutes.
Add the raisins, nuts, breadcrumbs, and grated cheese. Mix well and cook for 10 minutes over medium heat. Check for seasoning and serve hot or at room temperature.