how do you delete too much pepper in a dish your making

I put too much pepper flakes in the dish I was making and it turn out too hot...how can I calm it down?

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PHIL
PHIL August 11, 2016

What is the dish you are making?

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HalfPint
HalfPint August 11, 2016

Here's some tips for toning down too much pepper,
http://www.spiceography.com/too-much-pepper/

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PHIL
PHIL August 11, 2016

I suspect it is red pepper.

pierino
pierino August 11, 2016

As Phil said, it's hard to answer if you don't describe the actual dish.

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sexyLAMBCHOPx
sexyLAMBCHOPx August 11, 2016

This Food52 article may help you and save your dish: https://food52.com/blog...

Adding dairy, butter or avocado (depending on the dish)

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Smaug
Smaug August 11, 2016

Sugar is the most effective counter, but of course you can't add it indiscriminately. Bottom line, cooking is the real world- no delete button, no escape button. And refresh isn't awfully dependable.

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PHIL
PHIL August 12, 2016

I guess the dish will remain a mystery.

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nutcakes
nutcakes August 13, 2016

CNTRL+ALT+DELETE?

If you made a serious error and it is a gross amount that no fixing will fix then you have to throw it out. If it is chili or something that freezes well, freezing seems to dampen the heat, but you will have to eat it later. If it is just a little too hot you can use yogurt or sour cream or a cooling side dish diners can spoon up to cool the tongue. If it is a lot then double the recipe, leave the chile flakes (red hot pepper) out of the 2nd batch and combine.

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nutcakes
nutcakes August 13, 2016

CNTRL+ALT+DELETE?

If you made a serious error and it is a gross amount that no fixing will fix then you have to throw it out. If it is chili or something that freezes well, freezing seems to dampen the heat, but you will have to eat it later. If it is just a little too hot you can use yogurt or sour cream or a cooling side dish diners can spoon up to cool the tongue. If it is a lot then double the recipe, leave the chile flakes (red hot pepper) out of the 2nd batch and combine.

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