Spicy exchange / 2023
What are Chilaca peppers?
The chilaca pepper originated in Mexico and is an integral part of Mexican cuisine. Chilaca comes from an ancient Aztecan term meaning "old" or "gray hair."
To dry chilaca peppers, start by washing them and removing any stems. Place them in the oven on the lowest heat setting, with the door slightly cracked. It may take up to 12 hours to dry completely, but it's crucial to ensure they are completely dry to prevent molding.
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