Dried Chillies

These little chillies are commonly found growing in gardens and their compact size makes them perfect for drying. They can be sun dried but can take some time depending on the weather and time of year, so oven drying is a quick and easy alternative. Or use a dehydrator if you have one.

 You can dry them whole but they’ll dry more evenly and quickly if you take the time to slice across one side and open them out. These chillies are quite hot so if you prefer them milder, scrape some (or all) of the seeds out. Place on a tray and pop in the oven until they just start to slightly crisp and they’re done. Allow to completely cool and then place them in sterilised jars and they’ll keep for ages in your pantry. 

Preserved and ready to add to any dishes that require some heat. They’re especially good sprinkled on top of ramen noodles!

This is a blog post that I had originally written and published on the Infinite Earth - Organic Market website in August 2018.