In our wildest fantasies, we have one of these rotisserie-style pepper roasters of our very own. And of course, a fire pit over which to roast them. And a back yard. Until then, here are three very simple ways we can roast a batch of peppers at home.
We can always roast just one or two peppers on the stove top at home. But if we bring home a big batch and want to roast a several at once, that stove top method gets tedious very fast. Here are three options:
1. On the Grill - This is by far the closest we can come to those flame-charred peppers at home. Just fire up the grill and lay your peppers out in rows. Keep turning them until they’re completely charred.
2. Under the Broiler - Position an oven rack as close as you can to the heating element on your stove and kick on the broiler. Spread your peppers out on a baking sheet and let them char away.
3. On the Stove Top - Yes, balancing several peppers on those narrow burners is a hassle, but there’s another way! Lay a wire cooling rack over the burners and set the peppers on top. Just make sure it’s an old rack as they have a tendency to warp with repeated use.
How do you roast a batch of peppers?
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