Today’s post will be short, and spicy! I am going to show you how to make your own dried chilies, and once you are done, you will have some dried chilies that will KILL those other shitty dried out husks you can buy.
Sure, they are a bit more expensive than the can of crushed chilies you can buy, but hey, the flavor is better, the quality is better, and you know how they were grown.
It won’t take a couple of minutes; rather it will take around 8 hours. Don’t sweat it, I do it before I go to bed. This is yet another case of letting my oven work for me while I sleep.
Enough! It’s not like I’m not trying to entice you into the sack, so let’s get to business.
4 Simple Steps to Drying Chilies
- Wash your chilies, and pick out any that are not up to par. Remember, if you wouldn’t use it right now fresh, it won’t be good dried.
- Spread your chilies out on a baking sheet with a layer of parchment. Make sure there is space in between the individual chilies so the drying air can reach all areas.
- Heat your oven to 175°F, and set the baking sheet into the oven. (I have a “Warm” button, and that is what I use.) If you can’t go that low, or don’t have the button, set your oven to 200°F.
- Go to bed, and when you wake up 6 to 8 hours later, your chilies will be ready. Pull them out, cool them, and package them in an air-tight container.
That’s it folks! Let me know how it goes!