August 24, 2013
– Mark Thompson
What I Bought
Plum varieties including El Dorado, Kelsey, Elephant Heart and Grand Rosa, and Pluot varieties including Dinosaur Egg, Flavor Rich and Golden Globe
Pepper varieties including Hungarian, Lipstick, Jalapeno, Serrano and Padron
I toss these with olive oil and little salt and fry them quickly in a hot cast-iron skillet until they begin to blacken in places.
I used to buy these to cut up and put in my daughters’s school lunches back in the day. They’re meaty and sweet enough that they could pass for slices of fruit.
These gherkins would have been fun to pickle. But I am leaving town in a few days so I ate these fresh, tossed in a little salt. With all that skin enclosing a morsel of meat, they’re predictably tart and tough. I bet they would have been better pickled.