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Melrose Peppers and Eggs – Recipe 🇮🇹

Pepper and egg sandwiches are a popular Italian American dish and one of my favorite breakfasts! I have a ton of Melrose peppers leftover and decided to try Melrose peppers and eggs (which is so Chicago)! I sauteed the peppers with shallots and added lots of garlic and Parmigiano. This is a delicious treat with or without bread!


  • 6 Melrose peppers, stems and seeds removed
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 small shallot, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano + more for garnish
  • Kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • Olive oil
  • Optional: Ciabatta or french bread, toasted


  1. In a pan, saute shallot and peppers in olive oil until browned and tender. Salt to taste. Set aside.
  2. In a bowl, beat eggs and pour Parmigiano into the mixture. 
  3. In a pan, scramble the eggs in olive oil with the garlic and fold in peppers while the eggs are still wet. 
  4. Add salt and black pepper to taste. Garnish with more Parmigiano. Serve on bread to make a sandwich or alone for an amazing breakfast!

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