Dried Chilis in Italian Recipes?
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?
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...