Franger Farm’s easy as pie guide to drying chilies.

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Preserving your excess chilies by drying them couldn’t be easier, here’s how we do it.

Have a chili glut? here's how o dry them.

Have a chili glut? here’s how o dry them.


First select your chilies for drying, it’s best to use ones that are in good condition with no blemishes.
Select the best chilies for drying.

Select the best chilies for drying.


Find yourself a large needle and a good length of thread and push the needle and thread through the stalk of each chili. your chilies are now ready to hang for drying.
Use a large needle to thread the chillies together.

Use a large needle to thread the chillies together.


Hang your chilies in a dry spot, we hang ours in the pantry, for at least three weeks. They can then be stored in an airtight container until you need them. To use this method of drying, you need to live somewhere that is not too humid, as this may make your chilies go mouldy. If it’s too humid where you are, you can also dry them in the oven. cut them in half and remove the seeds. Place the cut sides down on a baking sheet. place in the oven for six to eight hours, they are ready when they start to turn brown.
Hang your chilies for at least three weeks.

Hang your chilies for at least three weeks.

Whole, dried chilies.

Whole, dried chilies.

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2 thoughts on “Franger Farm’s easy as pie guide to drying chilies.

    • I would go with about 120 F for 10 to 12 hours. Keep the heat nice and low because you’re drying them, not cooking them. A fan assisted oven is best, although a conventional oven will work:)

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