Grinding dry peppers
Posted 03 January 2012 - 06:42 PM
I want to grind it into a powder so I can better mix it with my bread crumbs for breading fish. Do you take out the seeds after you dry them, or cut them in half and remove the seeds before drying. I usually string my peppers. If removing the seeds first, will I have to dehydrate them?
Posted 03 January 2012 - 06:44 PM
Yes, you can remove seeds before by cutting in half and de-seeding, then dehydrating.
Posted 03 January 2012 - 06:46 PM
what are you using to grind your pods? i've been using a mason jar attached to the base of my blender (got the idea on this site somewhere) and the seeds seem to grind up just fine. the coffee grinder worked as well or even a tad better but it lacked the capacity of the blender/jar method and i was tending to mace myself with powder when i opened it.
Edited by biscgolf, 03 January 2012 - 06:49 PM.
Posted 03 January 2012 - 08:03 PM
Posted 03 January 2012 - 08:16 PM
You can also use a Ball Jar on your blender, just screw the jar onto the blade/ gasket/ ring that the blender pitcher screws into.
and if you want to step it up a notch...
This thing will turn 5 whole nutmegs into moon dust powder in about 15 seconds... I LOVE IT!
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Posted 03 January 2012 - 08:42 PM
Like other said, you can unscrew a blender top and replace it with a mason jar. Half-pint size works pretty well. You can pulse it a bit to make flakes or grind a long time to make finer powder. Here's some dehydrated jals in progress. I ground some--see powder in bottom of jar--added more dried jals, about to grind again:
Edited by Siliman, 03 January 2012 - 08:44 PM.
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Posted 03 January 2012 - 09:26 PM
Taste the Flavor, Feel the Heat
Posted 04 January 2012 - 09:00 PM
Posted 04 January 2012 - 09:29 PM
Many people dry using dehydrators of all shapes and sizes. That will give you the best consisntency when drying.
I'll see if I can find the mason jar thread with more pics-
Oh and fwiw, I dehydrated in a food dryer and ground (~10# of DRIED chiles) using a hand-crank grain mill that I automated...I'll see if I can find that also~~~
just in case you need to do this-
Do Not Attempt This Method unless you know what the heck you're dealing with-
there are many dehydrating and grinding threads here in The Test Kitchen section. Just kick back and read~
Edited by salsalady, 04 January 2012 - 10:01 PM.
The Chile Addict's prayer-"Lord, grant me the wisdom to know it will be too hot, the courage to eat it anyway, and the serenity to accept the pain that follows. Amen"
Posted 05 January 2012 - 06:07 PM
"Take this quarter, go downtown, and have a rat gnaw that thing off your face! Good day to you, madam.”"What man can conceive and believe, man can achieve"
Posted 20 June 2012 - 08:30 PM
if you want it super ground into a fine powder do it the old fashioned way
using a Stone Mortar And Pestle. -blood sweat & lot's of tears.
Superfine? I don't think so. I use this too but not for superfine.
Posted 21 June 2012 - 11:01 AM
coffee grinders is the best way for powder of course -blenders don't work well.
yeah that Krups grinder is the way to go ..cheap & gets the job done
+1 for best answer
Edited by bluewolfy, 21 June 2012 - 11:05 AM.
Posted 22 June 2012 - 04:49 PM
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