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How to Smoke Chile Peppers the Easy Way!

By Kalamitykelli @venuscorpiogirl

How to smoke chile peppers the easy way!I thought that if I could smoke tomatoes I could smoke some chile peppers and sure enough, I did! It was sooooo easy too! With very little work, you can as well. Here’s all you need:
Handful of chile peppers from the garden or grocery store.
Food grade gloves/eye protection
The peppers must be free of bruising or insect bites. They should be firm and not soft. Put on your gloves and wash the peppers. In the meantime, turn on your smoker adding wood chips if you like. Pecan wood is especially good for this. Dry off the peppers and place them on the highest rack. I left mine for 4 hours and then transferred them to the dehydrator for 6 more hours, at least in my dehydrator. You will have to watch the peppers in yours and whenever they look dark red (for red chile peppers) or black (for green peppers) and there is no moisture left in, they are finished!
You can store them in a Ziploc bag for a long time. Just for kicks, I threw on a regular green pepper and used it in the same way. I plan to re-hydrate them in either water or olive oil.
Isn’t this a great little recipe?!?! What would you use them with? I’m always looking for new ideas!

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