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my recipe calls for ancho chili pepper sprinkled on my deviled eggs, can I use regular chili powder?

asked by cjm almost 6 years ago
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drbabs

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added almost 6 years ago

Why not? Just taste one first to make sure you like it.

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added almost 6 years ago

Sure, regular chili powder should work just fine. Another suggestion would be pimenton, if you have it.

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added almost 6 years ago

I'd certainly sample one first; regular chili powder often has cumin in it, which, while I like it, may not be what you want for your deviled eggs. I always use pimenton, myself.

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pierino

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added almost 6 years ago

Sure, of course you can. But I'm down with the pimenton as well. In fact if you can find piment d'esplette (the Basque version) even better.

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added almost 6 years ago

Pimenton would be good, but you might also try aleppo pepper, which is a crushed red pepper that doesn't have too much heat and a great flavour. ordinary chili powder is, I find, just too unpredictable. Too many are just hot with no flavour.