Homemade cayenne powder is HOT. If you prefer a tamer chili powder, cut the ground peppers with salt, garlic, oregano and cumin. Cayenne powder can be added to meat rubs, BBQ seasonings, and any dish that needs a kick of heat.
Once ground, store the powder in an airtight container and use within a year.
|Cayennes are easy to dry - just lay them in the sun or a warm room for a few weeks. |
No need to string. We leave a few whole to use throughout the year.
|Remove stems from peppers and place pods and seeds in a food processor,|
blender or mortar and pestle. Grind to desired texture (ours still has some seeds visible).
Place in an airtight container and consume within one year.