Grandmom Lena’s Stuffed Italian Frying Peppers Recipe

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Grandmom Lena’s Stuffed Italian Frying Peppers
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  1. Wash and thoroughly dry peppers and cut the tops off. Remove seeds and white veins inside, keeping the body of the pepper whole.
  2. Break the bread into pieces of varying size but nothing more than about a half inch square.
  3. Remove the tomatoes from the can and squish into the bread breaking into pices (you may not have to use all the tomatoes in the can… go by how it looks and feels if it’s too dry add some of the juice from the can.) The mixture should be moist but not very wet.
  4. Stir in the rest of the ingredients and incorporate thoroughly.
  5. Stuff the bread mixture into the hollow peppers and level off on the top. (pack them fairly tightly but don’t jam or force the stuffing into the pepper).
  6. Heat about 1/2 inch of oil in a deep frying pan on about medium high (I like to use half olive oil, half vegetable oil for the flavor).
  7. Fry the stuffed peppers until the skin begins to turn golden brown, the pepper becomes soft and the filling is heated through.
  8. Remove from oil and sprinkle with a little salt, if desired.
  9. Can be served hot, warm or right out of the refrigerator! (p.s omit the anchovy and this is a nice vegetarian (not vegan) dish).
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 529.37 Kcal (2216 kJ)
Calories from fat 86.2 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.58g 15%
Cholesterol 11.2mg 4%
Sodium 1294.8mg 54%
Potassium 642.58mg 14%
Total Carbs 91.23g 30%
Sugars 9.55g 38%
Dietary Fiber 8.86g 35%
Protein 19.22g 38%
Vitamin C 257.5mg 429%
Iron 5.2mg 29%
Calcium 156.3mg 16%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 137.21 Kcal (574 kJ)
Calories from fat 22.34 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.48g 15%
Cholesterol 2.9mg 4%
Sodium 335.6mg 54%
Potassium 166.55mg 14%
Total Carbs 23.65g 30%
Sugars 2.47g 38%
Dietary Fiber 2.3g 35%
Protein 4.98g 38%
Vitamin C 66.7mg 429%
Iron 1.3mg 29%
Calcium 40.5mg 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Find out how many calories should you eat.


  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 10.6
  • 13

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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