About dried chiles

May 30, 2010

About dried chiles

When the fall brings a bumper crop of chiles at Crooked Sky Farms, they let them ripen in the fields, dry them on racks and then store them for future use.  Later, those chiles come to us in the form of whole dried chiles or as chile flakes.  These are the same chiles as the fresh or roasted green chiles we get in the fall.  They are of mild to medium spiciness and make a flavorful addition, either whole or chopped, to meat, bean or vegetable stews.  You can also use a food processor to chop them into a chile flake seasoning mix, which can be placed on your dining room table or stored in a jar in the kitchen for use in cooking.   We feel sad when we see members leave dried chiles in the surplus basket when they can be such a convenient and tasty alternative to salt, pepper or other seasoning.  Chile flakes make a great local seasoning that adds a southwestern flavor to your dishes.

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