Any ideas for using dried ghost chiles?

I bought a few at the farmers market on a whim. Now I'm skittish. A proven recipe would help! How do you like your ghost chiles?

  • 1236 views
  • 5 Comments

5 Comments

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
Tony S
Tony S July 25, 2013

Home defense system? Sorry, couldn't resist.

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
pierino
pierino July 25, 2013

You can make your own vinegar based hot sauce. Soak them in hot water along with some other dried chiles of your choice (stem and seed first), and when they have softened after a couple of hours toss them in a blender with salt, chopped garlic and maybe a half cup of white vinegar. Liquefy. STRAIN and now you have hot sauce.

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
ZombieCupcake
ZombieCupcake July 25, 2013

Dark Chocolate Brownies

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
petitbleu
petitbleu July 25, 2013

I would grind them (be careful--grinding can create a fine dust that will aggravate your respiratory system and eyes. Be sure to let the dust settle before opening the lid of your grinder). Then you can use a pinch whenever you want to add heat to a dish. Be careful with amounts, though: you can always add more, but you can't take out what you've already put in.

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
stagneskitchen
stagneskitchen July 26, 2013

Heat them in a medium pot with a neutral oil like canola or grapeseed = infused ghost chile oil. Infused into vodka for a unique spicy spirit. Could also infuse into simple syrup for cocktail mixes.

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
Showing 5 out of 5 Comments Back to top
Recommended by Food52