A fantastic way to preserve your precious chillies, especially if you have lots of pods that need harvesting and you don’t want to waste them. It’s perfect, all you need to do is pick them and there are various common sense ways of drying them – you just need to choose one that suits you and your space. The most popular technique would be to string them together and hang them up, I’ve previously posted about this here.
After they have fully shriveled up and look visibly dried out, I remove the stalks and just crush them in my hands or roughly chop them. I keep the seeds in as I like to eat all of the chilli but you can remove these if desired. They are now ready as a spicy accompaniment to add extra character to any meal.
Have you tried drying out chillies before or have a specific drying technique?