Onion and Pepper Confit

"From Chef Gerald Hirigoyen of Piperade and Bocadillos Restaurants, San Francisco, CA. The Chef serves this with Recipe #200862, the recipe for which is posted separately."
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  • Warm the olive oil in a large sauté pan over high heat.
  • Add the onions, bell peppers, and garlic.
  • Sauté until they are soft and golden, about 10 minutes.
  • Cover and reduce the heat to medium.
  • Cook, stirring occasionally, until very soft, about 45 minutes.
  • Drain and season with salt and pepper to taste.

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  1. Very good and easy to make. This would be even better using a Vidalia, so I can't wait to make this again this spring and summer. It was a lot of olive oil for something you are going to drain anyways. I used just 1 cup and it worked out fine. Made and Reviewed for Every Day Holiday tag - Thanks! :)
  2. Kate another winner for us! This smells wonderful and tastes even better. Do use red peppers and not substitute green. I used 2 large onions and had a bit of trouble slicing the garlic thin so used 5 tablespoons of minced from a jar. Thank you for posting hon and have a very Happy New Year!
  3. This is unbelievably good!!!!! Thanks Kate!!!


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