• Advertisement

Dehydrated Jalapeños

All about cooking

Dehydrated Jalapeños

Postby cbhunter » Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:11 pm

I’m getting aggravated. First time using dehydrator for Jalapenos. Everything I googled said to cut of stem, clean out innards and place on trays cut side up. Turn it on 6-8 hrs at 135 degrees. So before bed I turned it on 135 and set for 8 hrs. When I checked this morning they were shriveled but very much moist. So I turned up to 145 and set for 4hrs and left for work. Got home and can’t tell they changed. So now I have turned them up to 150 and set it for 8 hrs ( i was kinda pissed). I will reevaluate and desire how long to leave them on before I go to bed but dang it! Hoping to try a new chili recipe tomorrow.
Mostly just venting I guess but has anyone else ever done them in dehydrator?
User avatar
cbhunter
16 Point
 
Posts: 11211
Joined: Mon Dec 09, 2013 7:44 pm
Location: Carroll County

Advertisement

Re: Dehydrated Jalapeños

Postby GMB54 » Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:03 am

Jalapenos can vary in flesh thickness and sugar content. I cut mine into 1/4ths and they dry fine. Cut into rings and then pop out the placenta with a finger works great too. My old dehydrator has been running almost non stop for a few weeks now. Over 50 plants and most are screaming hot peppers.
GMB54
6 Point
 
Posts: 799
Joined: Fri Oct 10, 2014 8:55 am
Location: Missouri

Re: Dehydrated Jalapeños

Postby cbhunter » Fri Oct 09, 2020 3:26 pm

Finally after another 7 hrs at 155 and half of them were finished this morning. Turned it back for I think 3 hrs before I left. Those should be pretty crispy lol
User avatar
cbhunter
16 Point
 
Posts: 11211
Joined: Mon Dec 09, 2013 7:44 pm
Location: Carroll County

Re: Dehydrated Jalapeños

Postby GMB54 » Fri Oct 09, 2020 3:37 pm

Are these ripe jalapeno or green? And what variety? Some kinds are better for drying than others. Ive grown many kinds of jalapeno.
GMB54
6 Point
 
Posts: 799
Joined: Fri Oct 10, 2014 8:55 am
Location: Missouri

Re: Dehydrated Jalapeños

Postby WTM » Fri Oct 09, 2020 5:06 pm

i dont use a dehydrator any more. i string em and sun dry them.
WTM
14 Point
 
Posts: 8103
Joined: Thu Oct 16, 2008 7:23 pm
Location: Birdsong Creek, Holladay side

Re: Dehydrated Jalapeños

Postby imograss » Fri Oct 09, 2020 5:50 pm

I have been putting mine on the dehydrator whole. Takes a while but I just crush them or grind them for pepper flakes.
User avatar
imograss
6 Point
 
Posts: 626
Joined: Thu Jan 19, 2006 1:00 pm
Location: Lyles Tennessee

Re: Dehydrated Jalapeños

Postby cbhunter » Fri Oct 09, 2020 6:09 pm

GMB54 wrote:Are these ripe jalapeno or green? And what variety? Some kinds are better for drying than others. Ive grown many kinds of jalapeno.



I do not grow them so I went to the grocery and bought a pack of green ones. I’m a pepper rookie lol

Another question. Should they be easy to crush afterwards? I tried the side of the knife blade and was able to crush very little. So I tried “slicing” them in small pieces and the blade just pops through it and little pieces fly everywhere.
I added a little to chili and a little to a jerky batch and put them back in dehydrator to see if they will crush easier?
As I said, first time messing with them really so take it easy on me :lol:
User avatar
cbhunter
16 Point
 
Posts: 11211
Joined: Mon Dec 09, 2013 7:44 pm
Location: Carroll County

Re: Dehydrated Jalapeños

Postby GMB54 » Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:07 am

Jalapenos in general have thicker walls than say....Fresno or Anaheim and they just dont dry the same. Rings dry fast. After they are dry pour them all in a large container with a lid on it. Dont fill it more than 1/3 of the way. SHAKE THE HELL out of the container. Adding a small marble or even a house key helps. Over 75% of the seeds will likely fall out. Grind the dried rings when you have enough of the seeds out.

Option #2
Go to SpicesInc and buy good jalapeno powder. You will probably end up paying less because 1lb of store bought jalapenos makes a tiny amount of powder. You are paying for a LOT of water.
https://spicesinc.com/t-chiles-and-hot-peppers.aspx
GMB54
6 Point
 
Posts: 799
Joined: Fri Oct 10, 2014 8:55 am
Location: Missouri

Re: Dehydrated Jalapeños

Postby cbhunter » Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:11 am

GMB54 wrote:Jalapenos in general have thicker walls than say....Fresno or Anaheim and they just dont dry the same. Rings dry fast. After they are dry pour them all in a large container with a lid on it. Dont fill it more than 1/3 of the way. SHAKE THE HELL out of the container. Adding a small marble or even a house key helps. Over 75% of the seeds will likely fall out. Grind the dried rings when you have enough of the seeds out.

Option #2
Go to SpicesInc and buy good jalapeno powder. You will probably end up paying less because 1lb of store bought jalapenos makes a tiny amount of powder. You are paying for a LOT of water.
https://spicesinc.com/t-chiles-and-hot-peppers.aspx

Much appreciated. I went there to order but backed out when shipping was higher than the powder. I searched around and ended up buying some Texas Pure Gunpowder jalapeño powder. I’ll check it out and see if I like it
User avatar
cbhunter
16 Point
 
Posts: 11211
Joined: Mon Dec 09, 2013 7:44 pm
Location: Carroll County

Re: Dehydrated Jalapeños

Postby WTM » Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:40 pm

lol so they actually sell jalepeno powder? thats why i quit dehydrating because it was always a powder after i ground them.
WTM
14 Point
 
Posts: 8103
Joined: Thu Oct 16, 2008 7:23 pm
Location: Birdsong Creek, Holladay side

Re: Dehydrated Jalapeños

Postby TNLynn » Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:54 am

I cut in slices with seeds in. Put on high until they are very dry. Grind in blender till like black pepper. Store in air tight jar or it will draw moisture. Tip-Don'tTake lid off blender for a few seconds! The little cloud of dust WILL cough everyone in house to death for awhile.
TNLynn
8 Point
 
Posts: 1712
Joined: Tue Nov 26, 2002 1:00 pm
Location: baxter TN

Re: Dehydrated Jalapeños

Postby brassmagnet » Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:40 am

Don't remember the temp,but dried 3 quarts 4 years ago, still got peppers.
Half of one, six dozen of the other
brassmagnet
4 Point
 
Posts: 429
Joined: Fri Nov 04, 2016 11:16 pm

Re: Dehydrated Jalapeños

Postby GMB54 » Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:07 am

The last of mine will be finishing up today. I will be lucky if its 4oz when done. A quart of jalapenos makes so little powder. They are probably almost 90% water. Ive got extra hot Numex ripe and green plus 2 milder jalas. I will probably mix the milder green with the Numex green. The Numex Orange makes a beautiful powder and its HOT!!!

The $11/4oz i spent on the spiceinc jala powder was a bargain if i had to buy the jalapenos at a market. Even at the cheapest market. By the time you evaporate all the water and get rid of the seeds you get so little product. I grow no less than 6 jalapeno plants every year. Mainly because ripe jalapenos are very uncommon unless i take a drive to the Latino market. Even there they are somewhat seasonal. They dont always have ripe and ripe jalapeno hot sauce is one of my favorites.
GMB54
6 Point
 
Posts: 799
Joined: Fri Oct 10, 2014 8:55 am
Location: Missouri


Return to Cooking Forum

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 15 guests