How to Dry your own Chili Peppers

Drying chill is a great way to store them for the long term.

I can show you my dried Scotch Bonnet and Bird Eye .

Air Drying:

Wash your chili peppers.

String them together on some strong thread with a few inches between each Chili peppers.

Hang the chili peppers in direct sunlight. Be sure it is dry and warm.

 Basic Method 

Wash your chili peppers

Place on a plate or a wire rack in a dry, well ventilated room. You can also string the chilies up on string or thread and hang to dry.

Within several weeks, you will have dried chili peppers and you can grind them up or use them as ornaments as desired.

Oven Drying Instructions

Wash your chili peppers

Cut them in half, lengthwise to expose the pepper innards.

Arrange the chili peppers over a baking sheet.

Bake at low heat, about 100 to 135 degrees.

What can you do with your dried chili peppers?

Grind them up to make your own chili powder, which is like cayenne powder, or keep them whole and use them as you might use a sun dried tomato.

They can be rehydrated with hot water .

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