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Dec 7, 2008 12:51 PM

southern cooks: what is "ground red pepper"?

Cheese straw recipes call for it--is it paprika? cayenne? huh? Help please and thank you.

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  1. I always use cayenne when a recipe calls for it.

          1. Like everybody else said, it's cayenne. For a change of pace in cheese straws, try subbing part of the cayenne with pimenton (smoked spanish paprika).