I Segreti di Diano Starìci Sweet Sciuscillone Pepper Chips
You can smell the bold aroma of these vibrantly-red peppers the second you open the jar—bright and fruity with a slight earthiness. Their chile flavor is mild, akin to that of a fresh and punchy paprika as opposed to many dried chilies that yield a darker, raisin-like taste. Cultivated in Salerno, Italy, each pepper is naturally air-dried for at least 60 days before being stripped of its seeds and fried until crisp in extra-virgin olive oil—which gives them an extra crispy texture that’s perfect for crumbling for chili flakes, using as an elegant garnish or snacking on straight from the jar. Unlike other brands that can have an unpleasant oiliness and lacking aroma, these peppers also have a robustly meaty texture in addition to their crunch—that means they can easily be rehydrated without getting papery and have enough versatility to elevate all manner of dishes.