Saturday, October 1, 2011

Drying chiles

When I get my hands on lots of red long, thin chilies I love to string them up.

It's really easy.  I try to pick chilies of different lengths.  You can also use different types of chilies on the string.  To string, get a needle (I used an upholstery needle - a little larger).  I used regular ole' thread, making sure that I knotted the end five or six times.  Push them on one at a time.  I prefer to poke them near the center from smallest to largest.  But it's all your choice.

In a month or two they are dried and when I use them, I break them apart with my fingers.  Great in enchiladas, tomato sauce.  Try some in scrambled eggs.

Happy Eating!

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