How do you dry whole hot peppers to hang in the kitchen?
Choose mature dark-red pods. Thread them on a string through the stalks and hang them in the sun on a south wall. When dry, pods will be shrunken, dark, and may be bent without breaking. Note: Diced pods dry faster and have better color and aroma than whole pods. Cold storage of dried peppers retains better color and pungency.
References: Putting Food By (Hertzberg) & How to Dry Food (DeLong)
Last update: Tuesday, May 05, 2009