How To Dry Peppers And Showcase Them

Posted by Samuele Visentini on 18th Mar 2015

Do you use a lot of dried peppers? Don’t you want to use the best dried peppers in town? If so, you should think about drying your own peppers. Yes, this might seem a little strange to you, but it is a great idea. See, by drying your own peppers you know exactly what you are getting in regard to the peppers you use in your kitchen. Plus, dried peppers last a very long time in the pantry, which means when you dry peppers you will always have a bountiful of peppers on hand at all times.

After you dry your peppers you can store some of them in your pantry, but don’t forget to put a few peppers in a charming medium bamboo boat and showcase them for all your guests to enjoy. Bamboo boats make great vessels for showcasing dried peppers, dried fruits and much more. These amazing disposable plates add a modern touch to any kind of food display so you can use them at home, in a restaurant or for catering events.

med bamboo boat peppers
Dried peppers look amazing in these charming bamboo boats.

Steps for drying peppers:

Remember you can use any kind of pepper, For examples :Habanero, Jalapeno, Serrano and really any pepper you want to preserve. You might want to wear gloves if you are going to dry any kind of hot pepper.

Step 1. Wash your peppers and lay them on a clean towel so they can dry.

Step 2. Once peppers are completely dry, cut off the top of each one.

Step 3. Now, cut the peppers lengthwise, then into halves or quarters. (Note: if a pepper has any kind of mold on it, make sure to throw that one out.)

Step 4. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Step 5. Put the slices peppers on the parchment lined cookie sheet.

Step 6. Bake peppers at 200 degrees for 3-5 hours. (Note: it is a good idea to start checking your peppers to see if they are dry after 30 minutes and every 30 minutes until they are dried out.)

Step 7. You can tell the peppers are dried out, when you can crumble them in between your fingers, remember to wear your gloves when checking to see if your peppers are dried enough.

Step 8. Once peppers are dried, take them out of oven, put in a glass jar and store them in your pantry. (Note: remember to keep some of them out and place these ones in a cool bamboo boat so everyone can see your creative talents.)