Monday

Make Your Own Crushed Red Pepper Flakes Bam!!!

My Hubs loves crushed red pepper, but what we buy is never good enough for him.   It is not HOT enough.   This year, I decided to grow and make my own peppers to make some HOT crushed red pepper flakes.


I used red chili peppers and tossed in some habanaro peppers to give it some omph.  You know... Kick It Up A Notch!


I hung them to dry.   I hung a lot more than you see here.

Once the peppers were dry, I put them into my food processor and chopped them to the size I wanted.

Another way I am making Crushed red pepper flakes is to pick the peppers, wash them and put them in the food processor then on a cookie sheet.   I put them in the oven on low and let them dry for a few hours.


I like this method much better than having peppers hanging all over the place to dry.

The Hubs loves these.  Finally he has crushed red pepper flakes that are hot enough for him.

14 comments:

  1. I never would've thought to make my own!

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  2. We have some self dried peppers hung in our kitchen just for decor. When I want some I just pull it off, rinse it, crush it up and use it. I love hot things, but my tummy can't handle it sometimes.

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  3. Sounds HOT! I'm a more mild person, but my husband likes his stuff hotter than I do. Your peppers are beautiful!

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  4. My husband is growing them to dry as well. The hotter the better for my crazy husband too!

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  5. How cool is that! I would have had peppers to do this with...damn squirrels!!!

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  6. I like hot but those look like fire:) Your hubby should like them

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  7. My hubby would totally love those too!

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  8. I have a crush on these peppers.

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  9. YES! What a great idea...I like my crushed pepper hot, as well! The hotter the better!!!

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  10. Okay I had no idea you could make these at home. I'm inspired! Putting red peppers on my to-grow list.

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  11. Brilliant!! My hubby goes through them like crazy and my parents just brought me some. Thanks!! I am so excited.

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  12. Thank you very much for your visits to my blog. And i really love hot peppers as i seem to be putting hot sauce into everything that i eat. Richard from Amish Stories.

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  13. wanted to say thanks for coming by today from lisa's place and saying hello! really appreciate it! God bless you and yours!!!

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