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Monday, October 26, 2015

Dehydrating Hot Peppers

As soon as the Bell peppers were out of the dehydrator, I popped something else in.

I am not a fan of heat in my food, but someone gave me about 8 hot peppers, some of which were jalapenos. Since I was too tired to open them and get the seeds out, I placed them whole into the dehydrator. Then, I still did not want to put rubber gloves on, so I held onto the stem and sliced one long gash the length of the pepper.

When the peppers were very dry, I stuffed them into a half-pint jar. Maybe tomorrow I will put on gloves, cut the stem off and put them into the coffee bean grinder that has never seen a coffee bean. This won't be a product I can use. Maybe I will keep it around. Maybe I will give it away.

I still have the ground pepper I made from cayenne peppers a few years ago. It is rarely used, and then it is used for food someone else will consume.

When I receive something I will not eat, cannot eat, or I am allergic to, I process it and give it away.

Your turn
Do you ever make your own pepper by dehydrating and grinding hot peppers?






8 comments:

  1. I dry hot peppers but just sewing them on a string and hang them up. When they are dry, I throw them in a zipoc bag. They go into the freezer. I use a tiny bit in chilli. A bag will last a few years.
    I read your blog but havent commented in the past. I do enjoy reading it. Barbara

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    1. Barbara,
      I did that one year. It was interesting to watch the green cayenne turn red. Since I don't cook with cayenne or anything hot, that is when I ground them for pepper. However, I only did that one year. Thanks for commenting.

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  2. We have been dehydrating coconuts lately. I love dehydrating food. I think next on the list is chives. We have it everywhere.

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    1. Sonya Ann,
      I have a coconut waiting for me to do something. How do you dehydrate one? Grind, slice, or what?

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  3. Dehydrated pineapple is the best thing ever!

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    1. Janet,
      Is this from the store or home dehydrated? I am going to dehydrate some soon.

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  4. What kind of dehydrator do you have? Do you like it?

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    1. Jae-Jae,
      It is Excalibur, nine tray, with timer and heat control. They make a newer style that is push-button. I think the dials will last longer. I love mine!

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