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preserving chillies

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mousmous Sun 13-Oct-13 16:05:26

have a few but not too many from the garden.
can I just chop them and store them in oil? or do I need to heat them first?

EeyoreIsh Sun 13-Oct-13 16:11:23

I chuck mine straight into the freezer.

bzoo Sun 13-Oct-13 16:22:32

Dry them on the windowsill / airing cupboard smile

snowlie Sun 13-Oct-13 17:37:52

Definitely don't just chop them and chuck them in oil - they will foost and turn toxic. Freeze - chopped or whole, dry, or make chilli oil by a safer technique - I can't remember the method...hopefully someone else will know.

StillNoFuckingEyeDeer Sun 13-Oct-13 18:28:59

Or make chilli vodka

FaddyPeony Tue 15-Oct-13 12:45:46

Freeze them. They do wonderfully in the freezer, no need to defrost before cooking.

PoppadomPreach Tue 15-Oct-13 12:49:11

I freeze them too. Love being able to go fetch a chilli whenever a recipe demands it, and not have to pay 89p or whatever for a packet.

I love chilies a lot.

adagio Tue 15-Oct-13 13:08:13

I froze chilli cubes - chopped, and in an ice cube tray with passata or water and throw in as needed to a sauce mix. Chopping in bulk - wear gloves!!!

silverangel Tue 15-Oct-13 13:27:13

I just leave them on the windowsill and they dry out really well, much better than when I spent hours trying to dry them out in the oven a la Jamie.

MeAndMySpoon Tue 15-Oct-13 17:28:34

We froze a bumper crop a few years ago (bloody hot things lasted years! I am not a great chilli eater) and since I bought a pot of Habanero chillies from Aldi which did unexpectedly well this summer, I have the same problem. They are really, really hot! If DH uses more than half of one in a chilli, it's too much for me. I've decided to make crabapple and chilli jelly.

Patilla Tue 15-Oct-13 17:56:23

chilli jam?

ceeveebee Tue 15-Oct-13 18:00:23

We've made tomoto and chilli jam this year as had a glut of green tomatoes. Only a few chillies left now but we usually dry them in the oven (switched off but still warm)

MaryIngalls Wed 16-Oct-13 18:13:01

Chop and freeze. As others have said, use without defrosting.

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