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Oct 7, 2013 06:44 PM

Any tricks to quickly de-seed dozens of dried birds-eye peppers?

As the title says, I was wondering if anyone knew of any tricks to quickly de-seed many dried arbol / birds eye chilli peppers. I use them to make harissa sauce and have had several friends rave over it, more than a little strongly implying they want some of their own. Its super easy to make BUT de-seeding enough peppers to get a jar's worth of sauce is a bit of a pain. Any ideas? Right now I just cut the tailed end off and squeeze/tap the seeds out as best I can, one pepper at a time.

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  1. I would try cutting them open, putting them in a jar with a tight fitting lid and shaking the bejezus out of it.

    1. Slice them in half vertically and use a teaspoon to scrape out the seeds.

      I did about 3 dozen of them in maybe 10 min in sat. They were fresh hiwever

      1. Thanks, i probably wouldnt even need to spoon anything as they're so dry. I'll try both methods, or better yet a combo vertical slit/shake.