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The Easiest Way to Seed a Chile Pepper
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Jason M. September 3, 2015
I like to use a serrated vegetable peeler. The length fits the whole Jalapeno and the serrated side slices right through the membrane. it takes 2 seconds to seed the pepper!
Laura M. July 23, 2015
This is why I keep a box of disposable plastic gloves in my drawer with the plastic wrap/aluminum foil, etc. (Slicing jalapeños and then taking out your contacts later don't mix...) The gloves also work great when you're peeling and cutting beets too, so you don't end up with pink fingers.
Derek L. July 22, 2015
You can also take the stem end off the pepper, stand it up, and then slice planks off from tip to table as if you were taking the peel off a lemon for supremes. Leaves the core, ribs, and seeds in one chunk for easy disposal and makes clean, flat strips of pepper.
Smaug July 21, 2015
There are many ways to seed a pepper- unless you're particularly susceptible to capsaicin, they all work well in certain situations. This one may work on the watermelon sized hybrids sold in supermarkets as jalapenos, but true jalapenos (as well as serranos and most of the other hot chiles) are really too small to scoop out with a spoon- you can sometimes do something similar with the tip of a knife, but generally it's easier to halve the pepper.
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