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  • Mama Lils Original Pepper


Mama Lil's Original Pepper
12 oz jar
  - Seattle, WA

Spice it up!

Make almost any sandwich better!

Howard told me that this is his favorite of all Mama Lil's

These pickled Hungarian peppers work really well with meaty hot sandwiches and with cheese. In other words, these peppers really mix well with others; they enhance as much as they contribute. 

From Abruzzi, Italy to Youngstown, Ohio, and then to the Yakima Valley in Eastern Washington comes a recipe that has moved with the people. 

At the core of this condiment is the Hungarian Hot Wax, known as the Goathorn Pepper. It took a young man who moved to Seattle and who learned early on that his one jar allotment from his Mom every year was not enough to satisfy his cravings. If he wanted to share with his friends, he needed to make it himself.

In 1992 he did just that. In the basement kitchen of the Seattle Unitarian Church, the first batch of Mama Lil’s Peppers were born. Over the years Mama Lil's has transformed from the local Church Kitchen, to a robust food service business, serving hundreds of hot dog joints and fancy dancy eateries. Mama Lil's classic Peppa's should be a staple in any kitchen arsenal. 

The Goathorn pepper grows best in the Yakima Valley, where the ashen enriched soil, arid climate, and the cold nights during harvest creates a firm, natural-sugaring orange and red chile pepper. It's this sweetening that gives this spicy condiment its universal charm. This pickled Hungarian pepper plays well with almost every dish! 

Picking and pickling all in the same day keeps the commercial tasting flavors away. Pickling for as long as needed and then drained for the same, creates a product that is just as it was in the Church Kitchen almost a decade ago.

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The Best Condiment
I've pretty much only use these on sandwiches for now. They are fantastic! I can't wait to incorporate into other recipes. The perfect amount of heat and flavor!
by Sally