Peppers and Eggs

How to Make Peppers and Eggs

Peppers and eggs (Pipindun e ova) is a classic 2-ingredient dish which can be served as a starter, lunch or even for breakfast! The flavours of fried peppers mixed with egg and the very best extra virgin olive oil enjoyed with crisp, homemade Italian bread, will transport you to a hearty meal in the Italian mountainside.

This dish has been enjoyed for generations, which is why I chose to make it with my Dad on a recent trip to Lake Scanno. The perfect company and setting made it taste even better!

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How to Make Peppers and Eggs 

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Vincenzo’s Top Tips To Make Peppers and Eggs

Avoid them from burning!

If the peppers start to stick to the pan, add some more oil to make sure they don’t burn.

Stir occasionally

This is to make sure the peppers are moist with oil and just leave it to simmer

Nice and fluffy

We need eggs become fluffy and make sure to mix in well with the peppers. Mix it rigorously!

peppers and eggs

Peppers and Eggs

Vincenzo's Plate


  • 1 Non-stick flat saucepan Medium size
  • 1 wooden spoon
  • 1 Small bowl


  • 2 Peppers Capsicums
  • 4 pieces Eggs
  • Extra virgin olive oil EVOO
  • Salt
  • Fresh truffle Optional
  • Pepper Optional


  • To make the peppers and eggs, start by cutting the peppers in half.
  • Remove the seeds and then cut them into strips.
  • Put your pan on medium heat and add a generous amount of extra virgin olive oil.
  • Once this has started to warm, add in the strips of peppers and stir using a wooden spoon.
  • Leave this to simmer, stirring occasionally to make sure the peppers are moist with oil.
  • While this is simmering, in a small bowl, crack the four eggs. Sprinkle a touch of salt into the bowl, and beat well using a fork.
  • Once the peppers have softened, pour the egg mix into the pan and leave for 5-7 seconds. Then, mix rigorously using a wooden spoon. The eggs will start to become fluffy and mix in well with the peppers.
  • Leave for another 5-7 seconds and repeat until the egg is cooked through.
  • E ora si mangia, Vincenzo’sPlate….Enjoy!


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How to serve Peppers and Eggs

  • Transfer individual portions onto your plates and serve with a slice of fresh bread.
  • If you have fresh truffle (or even truffle oil), add some on top and then devour!
  • An alternate way to serve: Toast slices of fresh bread and cut them into small pieces, then, add a spoonful of peppers and eggs on top and serve on a long wooden paddle. This is a delicious antipasto option.

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