Despite our abandoning the vegetable garden this year, the plants have continued to survive the deer onslaught and bring us a small harvest. Since the temperatures are dropping at night, I worried that an early frost would damage anything I could salvage from the garden.
I dried the cayenne peppers with our Nesco Gardenmaster Dehydrator; the peppers usually take about 12 hours to dry. The arugula was washed and dried and stored in the fridge. However, the dozen peppers was a bit overwhelming for me until I decided to try making peppers and onions in the crockpot.
Since this was an experiment, I did a small batch in a small slow cooker using 2 peppers and 2 onions. I wasn’t sure if the peppers and onions would taste as good as fried ones. While I love the fried version, this crockpot version would be a good side dish for party, freeing you from cooking another dish on the stove. I would throw them in the crockpot 5 hours before the party and set the crock pot up somewhere out of the way. When they go on the table, put the stoneware on a trivet on your food buffet for easy serving.
- 2 peppers, chopped
- 2 onions, chopped
- 2 T bacon grease
- Layer the peppers and onions in a dip-size crockpot. Add the bacon grease on top and cover.
- Cook on high for 5 hours.
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