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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Video: How to Dry Cayenne Peppers to Make Crushed Red Peppers

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A great way to use you 'cayenne' peppers is to make dried crushed red pepper for pasta. It is very easy to make. Here is a video that shows you how to do it and some pictures. Enjoy!

'Cayenne' Peppers - The Rusted Garden

'Cayennes' Ready to be Oven-Dried - The Rusted Garden

The process is pretty simple. Set them up on the foil like pictured and dry them at an over temperature no higher than 175 degrees. If you go over 175 degrees, you run the risk of cooking them and they may burn. They will change flavor and get bitter. Peppers will take 4-8 hours to dry. 

Dried 'Cayenne' for Crushed Red Pepper - The Rusted Garden

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