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Jalapeño powder

JonParker Sep 22, 2009 01:10 PM

I had to buy an entire pint of jalapeños at the farmer's market last weekend, even though I only needed one or two.

Not wanting them to go to waste, I washed the rest and cut them into a small dice, gave them a spin in the salad spinner, then stuck them into the toaster oven on dehydrate for a couple of hours.

Once dry, I put them into my a coffee grinder (the spare one I use for spices) to make a powder Now I have a jar of jalepeno powder that I can use for various dishes. Today I'm doing red beans and rice, and I put a teaspoon into my onions/peppers/garlic when sauteeing them.

  1. scuzzo Sep 22, 2009 01:46 PM

    Great idea!! Maybe next time, roast them, and then dry and grind! I want to try this!

    1. g
      gfr1111 Sep 22, 2009 02:30 PM

      Interesting. I did not think it would work. I"ll try it. Like you, I generally have to buy more jalapenos than I can comfortably use at one time.

      1. n
        normalheightsfoodie Sep 22, 2009 02:53 PM

        Wow, things are different in various regions, in San Diego, I can go to the store to by just one, but I also have them in my garden.

        You could take out the seeds and vein, and fill it with herbed cream cheese or goat cheese, chill well. dip in flour, egg and then bread crumbs, stuff crumbs in the hole and fry until crispy.

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        1. re: normalheightsfoodie
          JonParker Sep 22, 2009 02:55 PM

          I could have bought just one at the store, but at the market they were sold by the pint. It was only a buck, but i hate to toss out food.

          1. re: JonParker
            n
            normalheightsfoodie Sep 23, 2009 09:35 AM

            After your post I went to my garden and picked a few and made poppers.

          2. re: normalheightsfoodie
            j
            just_M Oct 27, 2009 04:14 PM

            I have never been able to get the coating or batter to stick to the jalapenos, the skin seems to glossy (both home grown and store bought) how do you do it?

          3. Shrinkrap Sep 23, 2009 11:52 AM

            I'm planning to do the same with "Chocolate Habaneros". I have a plant/bush, and can barely use even one at a time!

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            1. re: Shrinkrap
              JonParker Oct 4, 2009 11:46 AM

              I did the same thing with a plastic bag of habaneros today. Good lord. If you do this, wear gloves to handle them and consider a gas mask. At the very least make sure your windows are open.

              I'm not sure I'll try this again. The powder is good though -- powerful but good.

              1. re: JonParker
                Shrinkrap Oct 6, 2009 01:26 PM

                Ohh! I did mine outside while I smoked the last pork shoulder......

              2. re: Shrinkrap
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                lgss Oct 27, 2009 04:02 PM

                Chocolate habaneros? Haven't heard of these. Tell me more, please.

                1. re: lgss
                  Shrinkrap Oct 30, 2009 04:26 PM

                  "Based on the Habanero Chili Database: “The notorious & viciously hot Chocolate Habañero ranks among the deadly few at the top of the heat scale registering upto 450,000 scoville heat units. Indeed the Chile Pepper Institute of New Mexico State University reported that the Chocolate Habanero Chile was the hottest chile pepper they had tested."

                  I think mine is actually " Jamaican Hot Chocolate"

                  http://www.hotsauceblog.com/hotsaucearchives/review-hot-chocolate-a-fine-habanero-sauce/

                  Halfway down the page on this link...

                  http://userwebs.batnet.com/rwc-seed/Pepper.worlds.hottest.html

                  Just a different color on this one.....

                  http://www.chileplants.com/search.asp?ProductCode=CHIHAC

                  One more opinion...

                  http://www.refiningfirechiles.com/our...

              3. t
                thinisnotin Oct 12, 2009 01:13 PM

                You can also freeze them whole and grate them with a Microplane into whatever you're cooking.

                1. m
                  mamajean Oct 25, 2009 11:10 AM

                  At what temperature did you have the toaster oven?

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                  1. re: mamajean
                    JonParker Oct 27, 2009 12:29 PM

                    Mine has a dehydrate button, so I used that. I think it sets the oven to 185 F.

                    1. re: JonParker
                      bushwickgirl Oct 31, 2009 06:37 AM

                      Wow, I'm intrigued by this dehydrate button, what brand/model do you have?
                      Actually, the oven in my stove goes down to 170 F, I guess that would be low enough to dehydrate?

                      1. re: bushwickgirl
                        JonParker Oct 31, 2009 03:17 PM

                        It's an Oster 6058 that I got at Costco for like $60. It's been a real workhorse.

                        1. re: bushwickgirl
                          scuzzo Nov 2, 2009 07:37 AM

                          I have an electric griddle that goes down to "warm" or about 175 degrees. I built some wooden frames and covered with screen and put them over my griddle and dehydrate that way. I live in a tiny place and don't have room for extra devices. I dried some mixed mild peppers the other day and ground them up. Added them to scrambled eggs, plus put on burgers headed for the grill. Great stuff! I wanted to smoke the peppers first, but have had trouble finding apple wood chips. I did put a few drops of liquid smoke to each pepper slice. Maybe added a little bit... Want to try smoking the peppers properly and then drying and grinding.

                    2. c
                      cinderelladressmaker Feb 15, 2012 11:21 PM

                      Does anybody know where to buy Jalapeno powder in Toronto? Thanks!

                      1. c
                        cinderelladressmaker Sep 8, 2012 01:56 PM

                        If you live in Toronto, you can get Jalapeno powder at Bulk Barn. Call first just to check. I bought mine last weekend at the Golden Mile plaza (Victoria Park & Eglinton). I am thrilled!

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