Last weekend I put a half inch of oil in my iron skillet and tossed a couple
handfuls of fresh washed jalapenos in the oil. Turned them with a spoon
after 30 or 40 seconds to cook the other side and low and behold I had
discovered this simple technique. Once the Japs are wilted a little on each
side take them out and drain on some paper and cover with kosher salt.
Refrigerate till chilled and serve as condiments. Mine lasted nearly 3 days
but they do get slimey after the 2nd day so it's easy to cook them up when
needed. I'm going to re-use the oil over and over and see how hot that can
All my Japanese frinds find the term offensive and I'll bet your do to
but are too polite to tell you.
In respect of my Nipponese farming friends many of them grew these "japs"
for sale at market in and around the Phoenix area... I appologize for the
use of the capital letter, my mistake. Is it cool to call potatoes spuds?
Jeesh... it's people like you that ruin it for everyone on usenet.
My Japanese-American farming friends would have found the term very
offensive. Just as I do. I agree with Jim's rather polite post.
No it is not.
You need a life much worse than you think and more than I do, that's fer
I wish I could find an old produce order form to show you PC nit pickers
that I meant no disrespect to the Japanese. I treat every person I meet with
respect regardless of their heritage. Sak Tanita was one of the nicest guys
in the Phoenix produce market and if he was alive today he would laugh about
your over sensitivity to a hyphenated abbreviation we used to describe
In the early 80s I sold produce to restaurants and hotels in the Phoenix
area on hand written invoices. December of 1983 I wrote one half million
dollars in sales on these 10 key calculated hand written records. Japs was
the abbreviation we would use on a hand written invoice, it was never
spoken aloud, and it didn't half to be because every produce salesman,
truck driver, and chef could understand exactly what was written on the
invoice. For example 5x6 tom was a 5x6x2 layer tray pack tomato. Cuc was
cucumber, broc was broccoli, car was carrot. Jap or Japs was a jalapeno, I
didn't come up with the abreviation and it had been there years before I
entered the business and as I suspect it is probably still in use today.
This was never meant to represent the spoken sound of Japs. I have written
thousands of hand written produce orders and over time it becomes second
nature so please forgive me for using this old abbreviation and move on. Yes
it drives me nuts when someone will nit pic some stupid detail away from the
main theme of a post.
The truth is if you haven't tried pan frying your jalapenos than you missed
a delicious firery condiment that is easy to make and people go crazy for.
My next post will be on crackers so to be an equal opportunity offender.
> > In respect of my Nipponese farming friends many of them grew these
> > for sale at market in and around the Phoenix area... I appologize for
> > use of the capital letter, my mistake. Is it cool to call potatoes
> > Jeesh... it's people like you that ruin it for everyone on usenet.
> My Japanese-American farming friends would have found the term very
> offensive. Just as I do. I agree with Jim's rather polite post.
Then again, "jap chiles" or "chiles japonesas" show up in the dried chile
section. They ain't jalapenos; they are dried serranos. But Arizona ain't