Fratelli Perata Winery

Fratelli Perata Pepperoni Chips

Sometimes simpler is better, so here comes at you the easiest, least complicated recipe: Pepperoni Chips. This recipe is as fun as Bambino himself. When we are looking for that fat/salt combo to go with a wine, we found nothing better than baked (or even microwaved) pepperoni. Depending upon how you want to go about this, the chew of the pepperoni you are looking for, or the crisp, you can go for the microwave or the oven. Have fun experimenting to find your favorite chew/crisp balance. Seriously, forget the pizza. Maybe serve up some marinara or melted mozzarella for dipping, open a bottle of Bambino Grande, and relax.

1 package sliced pepperoni

For oven cooking (chewier):

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil. Place pepperoni slices on the baking sheet being sure not to layer. Bake for 8 – 10 minutes. Drain on paper towels, and allow oil to dry out before serving.

For the microwave (crispier):

Layer two paper towels on a paper or microwave safe plate and lay out as many pepperonis on top as desired (or fit). Cover with another paper towel. In our microwave, 45 seconds resulted in a crispy chewy texture while the 60 seconds gave a more crisp, we found 50 seconds was the perfect crisp/chewy balance.

So as we said easy-peasy. Enjoy as a side to a Bambino Grande.