They are small green peppers that we deep fry until they get a golden colour. Serve sprinkled with salt and some decent bread on the side to mop up any juices. To eat, hold each pepper by the stem and bite off the flesh.
It is a traditional vegetarian dish from the Galician local cuisine. You can eat it all over Gallicia but they come from a small village called Padron, in Pontevedra
Legend tells that every nth pepper is super-hot – estimates vary from 1 in 5 to 1 in 30 – which is why this dish is often referred to as Spanish roulette