By Rita~ on October 23, 2003
Photo by KitchenDemonSummoner
Photo by KitchenDemonSummoner
"Make your own chili powder or flakes with those extra garden peppers be it jalapenos, thai, habanero or pepper of your choice. Be sure to use gloves when handling hot peppers. Be careful when grinding not to get any of the pepper dust into your nose and eyes. As they dry in the oven you'll find yourself sneezing from them. I've dried them whole you have to turn them it takes a little longer. Then you have spots that are not dry. It seems the skin keeps the moisture in. The amount depends on how many you dry."
Serving Size: 1 (181 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"This is a great way to use up some of my bumper crop of jalapenos (only thing I got alot of out of the garden this year). I dried my for about 5 hours and then used a mincer gadget I have to pulverize them. I used the powder in hamburgers so far and they gave it a really nice kick. They'll also be good for pizza :). I was able to get about 1 1/2 small jars full of powder from about 25 jalapenos!"
"Holy Smokes! And that didn't mean my kitchen's on fire."
"This is an amazing easy recipe to make your own chili powder/flakes! I may never purchase store-bought ever again, I had tons of hot peppers in my garden, I am so glad I noticed Rita's recipe, I think I have enough dryed chili flakes now to last me a few years lol! a word of caution, this stuff is 50 times stronger than the store-bought so use with caution! Rita thanks for sharing this recipe!...Kitten:)"
"Great method and superb instructions on this one, Rita. I had a bushell of hot banana peppers that I canned and froze, so I used the seeds and tops of the peppers (minus the stem)for this recipe. What a great way to use something that otherwise would have been pitched. Thank you Rita for sharing the recipe. I'm looking forward to using it to dry out some cayennes."
"I just love having my own pepper flakes to use all winter, what a great and easy recipe. The hardest part is cleaning and cutting them up. I used a combination of habenaro, jalapeno and banana peppers. I will be making more of this. Thank you..."
"This was so easy, I never imagined drying peppers would be. I didn't have any parchment paper, so I just sprayed some no stick on a cookie sheet and it all turned out just right. I used my mini chopper also, and chopped them into fine flake/powder. I've been putting them in anything I think can use a little kick. Thanks for sharing this Rita!!"
"Thank you so much for a wonderful way to use all the habanero peppers I grew! What was I thinking, planting so many? Anyway, I cut them all into 1/4ths and it took maybe 4 to 5 hours to dry. Then used my mini chopper to get a jar full of very hot and fantastic habanero pepper flakes. Can't wait to try it with jalapenos too! Rita, you're the best!"
"I dried habanero peppers, using this recipe as a guideline. My only change was to up the temp to 225*F - which sped up the process a bit.<br/><br/>I use hot peppers for pain relief, due to degenerative disc disease & I find the higher the Scoville rating (capsasums) the greater the relief. Thankfully after using this pain relief method for over a decade - I still have a cast iron gut and no ulcers. This method is NOT for everyone."
"This was so easy. Thanks, I was tiring of making relish with my abundance of peppers."
"Rita sent me some if this for Christmas and my dh has NOT stopped singing her praises yet! We have used this on everything from soups to nuts! I am just waiting for him to put it on his ice cream! lol Rita you ROCK! This is an amazing recipe! Thanks so much for sharing! We LOVE you!"