Guests dining at Pennsylvania 6 can take a seat during happy hour and choose from a variety of starters that range from the familiar to the creative. Very popular are the shareable skillets piled with freshly fried shishito peppers seasoned in sea salt and served with a side of charred lemon for an extra shot of flavor. These Japanese peppers have a balanced flavor of sweetness with a hint of smokiness.
Vegetable oil, for frying
6 oz. shishito peppers
2 tbsp. coarse sea salt
½ tsp. granulated sugar
1 oz. frisee
1. In deep fryer or saucepan, heat oil to 350 F. Add peppers; cook until blistered and lightly golden in spots. Drain peppers; toss with salt.
2. Dip lemon half in sugar; place on hot grill. Grill until slightly charred.
3. Serve peppers in a cast iron skillet with the grilled lemon on top of the frisee on the side.
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