Peppered Packhams



  • 2 ripe Packham pears
  • 1 Tbsp Peri Peri seasoning / chilli flakes
  • 4 Tbsp bread crumbs
  • 2 Tbsp plain flour
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 250g blue cheese
  • Salad leaves to serve
  • Lavosh / crispy bread to serve



  1. Peel and quarter Packham pears. Cut quarters in half.
  2. On plate combine chilli flakes and breadcrumbs, on a separate plate measure out the flour. In a small mixing bowl lightly beat one egg.

  3. Roll the pears first in the flour, then egg, then chilli crumbs.

  4. Heat oil in a non stick frypan, fry pears till golden on all sides.

    Serve with the blue cheese, salad leaves and crispy bread.

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