paprika » pepperika
Spotted in the wild:
- Order enough seafood salad from your local deli and serve in small bowls lined with red lettuce, pastry shells, or phyllo cups. Sprinkle top with pepperica or sliced black olives. (link)
- “Halibut Royale”
1.5 lbs halibut (steaks)
1 cup white wine (I used 3/4 cup white grape juice & 1/4 cup white wine vinegar)
2 tsp salt
1/2 cup fine bread crumbs
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup mayonnaise (I use light, no cholesterol mayo).
1/4 cup minced green
pepperika (sp?) (rec.food.cooking)
Analyzed or reported by:
- commenter Rich Lafferty (on this site)
A rather low-frequency eggcorn.
Both, _pepper_ and _paprika_ have evolved from Lat. _piper_; the former via West Germanic and Old English, the second via Serbo-Croatian and Hungarian. This is therefore a reinterpretation that goes back to the roots of the name of the spice.