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dumb question about tien tsin chile pepper

♪♪♪ Feb 11, 2007 06:31 PM

Most websites that sell them say to remove them before serving. Why?

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    Humbucker RE: ♪♪♪ Feb 11, 2007 06:34 PM

    You can eat them if you want, but I think they're generally regarded as something to be discarded after cooking, like a bay leaf. Restaurants leave them in for show, but usually they're not consumed.

    1. MsDiPesto RE: ♪♪♪ Feb 14, 2007 10:22 AM

      I have a favorite Kung pao chicken recipe that says to discard them if they char, but I kind of like them that way. Also, I inlcude them in the finished dish so I can just pluck one out and nibble on it for more heat.

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        Bobfrmia RE: ♪♪♪ Feb 14, 2007 10:30 AM

        I leave them in my Kung pao. It's not hot enough unless I eat them. At least some of them.

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