Drying (or freezing) Jalapeño Peppers--any tips?
- nofunlatte Sep 17, 2009 03:37 PM
I've got some jalapeño peppers that I would like to dry (won't have much opportunity to cook them fresh in the next couple of weeks). I've read that I can simply thread them together and hang them up to dry, which is what I do with my cayennes. Has anyone done this before? If so, how did it turn out?
Also, any tips for freezing these babies? Do I need to seed and devein them or can I freeze them whole? What is the texture like after thawing?
Many thanks in advance!
Ah, you might have a relative of the prolific jalapeno plant from my old garden! I dealt with one bumper crop by freezing them whole, double-bagged (or wrapped + bagged). They thawed enough to cut up when they were back at room temp for a few minutes. The texture was fine - at least I don't remember any bizarre texture issues.