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How can I cool down too-hot chile?

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squeaver Mon 03-Jan-11 17:32:35

God knows what dh has put in it, but it's way too hot (and I like 'em hot and spicy).

I do not have creme fraiche or yoghurt (other than strawberry). I do have Philly cheese - any good? Any other ideas, gurus?

Scootergrrrl Mon 03-Jan-11 17:33:34

Sugar or lemon juice works well, and the Philly would certainly help.

TheMonster Mon 03-Jan-11 17:34:27

Quark. Yoghurt. Sour cream. Any of those work.

mousymouse Mon 03-Jan-11 17:34:48

philly would help, as would potatoe

TheMonster Mon 03-Jan-11 17:35:01

I think any cheese mixed into it would work.

rocketleaf Mon 03-Jan-11 17:35:31

The philly will help. Have a glass of milk on the side when you are eating it. Take a gulp when it all gets too much.

Or pad it out with more vege and/or tinned tomatoes if you have those? Also green salad on the side? Cucumber? anything fresh that will cool your mouth.

RobynLou Mon 03-Jan-11 17:36:21

sugar or potato.

Sazisi Mon 03-Jan-11 17:37:09

Salt and sugar, and lime or lemon juice or vinegar

pantaloons Mon 03-Jan-11 17:37:31

Sugar is the way to go, I know from experience!

squeaver Mon 03-Jan-11 17:37:35

Thanks all. Should I dollop some Philly in now or wait until serving? It's still simmering on the stove at the mo.

MrsDmitriTippensKrushnic Mon 03-Jan-11 17:37:42

I double checked this as I remembered reading it but haven't tried it. Boil an uncooked potato in it for 15/20 minutes and it'll take the spice/heat away.

squeaver Mon 03-Jan-11 17:43:38

Oh amazing, Mrs D. Off to do that now.

MrsDmitriTippensKrushnic Mon 03-Jan-11 17:44:48

Hope it works!

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