Chiles Drying on Roof

Drying, Smoking, Powders, and Spice Blends

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By Dave DeWitt and Paul W. Bosland Drying is the oldest and most common way to preserve pepper pods and works well for most peppers—except for the very meaty ones such as jalapeños, which are smoke-dried and called chipotles (see below). To dry peppers, select those that have reached their mature colors, or are just starting to turn. If they …