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Dried Chilis in Italian Recipes?

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Lila Mar 1, 2005 04:23 PM

hi. I just got the River Cafe Easy Italian cookbook, and many of the recipes call for "crumbled dried chilis." What type of chilis are they referring to? Red pepper flakes? Or is there something else I should be using?

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    farmersdaughter RE: Lila Mar 1, 2005 04:30 PM

    Dried crused red pepper flakes are what American recipes generally call them.

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      Candy RE: farmersdaughter Mar 1, 2005 04:35 PM

      I think you meant crushed.

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        farmersdaughter RE: Candy Mar 1, 2005 04:39 PM

        You are right, thanks for correcting. When I multitask while at work my hands and my brain sometimes get out of synch.

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          Candy RE: farmersdaughter Mar 1, 2005 04:56 PM

          Or just moving from computer to computer. Different keyboards always throw me off too.

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        Pork Butt RE: farmersdaughter Mar 1, 2005 08:15 PM

        Dried pepperoncini (not the pickled yellow deli pepper!) is the correct ingredient, but the ubiquitous crushed red pepper flake will do.

        Note that British, Indian, and many translated Continental recipes specify "chili" while "chile" is the proper American English word so that that contentious southwestern dish isn't dragged into the discussion...

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