Oven Dried Hot Peppers-Flakes or Powder
photo by KitchenDemonSummoner
- Ready In:
- 1hr 10mins
- as many as you have hot pepper (Cayenne, Habanaro, Thai or whatever chilies you have grown)
- parchment paper
- I cut them in half or even quarters so the flesh is open and dries out faster and more even.
- Place them on a cookie sheet that has parchment paper on it in only one layer.
- I dry peppers at 200F degrees.
- Keep an eye on them and remove those that are dry as need be so they don`t burn.
- It can take 1-3 hours.
- You can crush them to make flakes or grind them to make a chili powder.
- Use a coffee grinder or food processor once they are cooled. And grind to flakes or powder.
- Store in a glass jar out of sunlight.
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:)
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!