Roasted Long Hot Peppers are one of the best sandwich toppings EVER. If you like a bit of spice on your sandwich, nothing can beat ’em. Nothing except; Roasted Long Hot Peppers shallow fried with Garlic in Olive Oil. Not only are the peppers super tender and extra tasty, you also get this garlic and long hot infused olive oil to use as a sandwich dressing.
When I first started roasting long hots at home I would hold them over my stove’s burner with tongs (fyi – I do not live on a campground). Cooking things inside over an open flame seems a little unnecessary – plus they had a hint of gas to them. After I tried this method a few times I determined the oven might be a smarter choice. I’d toss the long hots with olive oil and a bit of salt then put them on a sheet pan under the broiler. This is okay if you want charred long hots and, like roasted red peppers, want to remove the skins. That’s not really what I’m looking to put on my sandwich.
I want a mild bite of chili with a a hint of garlic that’s been bathing in hot olive oil. When it’s all said and done though, I think my favorite part might be the long hot / garlic infused olive oil. Brush a ton of this stuff over a whole French baguette along with the long hots and you’re in a good place. Maybe bring a little stinky aged provolone to the party too!
To shallow fry Roasted Long Hots in Garlic Oil, start by preheating your oven to 400°F. Find an oven-safe pan or skillet to hold your long hots and about a half inch of quality olive oil. For four chilis I used a quarter cup of oil. Throw in 4-12 cloves of garlic (with or without paper). Add the chilis to the pan, brush the tops with oil and sprinkle with a bit of coarse sea salt. Place the pan in the oven for about 4-6 minutes, flip long hots with tongs, then heat for another 4 minutes.
Roasted Long Hots are awesome as sandwich toppings along with homemade Garlic Aioli. If you want to go the extra mile you can make a killer sandwich spread by mixing 1TBS Long Hot Garlic Oil with 2 TBS Garlic Aioli. Can’t wait to see how you all enjoy your Roasted Long Hots in Garlic Oil.
For another serving suggestion, check out this Pork Schnitzel Sandwich.