Red Pepper Flake on the Nesco Snackmaster Pro

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Ever since I bought my dehydrator I have been looking forward to drying chile peppers. I wanted to make my own red pepper flake on the Nesco Snackmaster Pro. I use a ton of red pepper flake in the many dishes I cook, and I thought it’d be awesome to grown my own peppers and dry them. So, that’s what I did. My pepper harvest wasn’t very bountiful, but fortunately it doesn’t take a lot of peppers to make a good-sized batch of red pepper flake.

Red Pepper Flake on the Nesco Snackmaster Pro

This Was A Big Success

Packed with heat and great flavor, I couldn’t have been happier with the end result. I hand-crushed the dried peppers with a mortar and pestle. You could use a blade coffee grinder or even blender, but I think you’ll end up with chile powder (my next project) instead of coarse flake. You get much better control over the end product using the mortar and pestle.

Get A Few Extra Trays

I like to load up my dehydrator. To do that I picked up a handful of extra trays from Nesco. They really add a whole lot more drying space! Since I have to rotate my trays, I write a number on each one on a piece of blue painter’s tape so I can keep track of them.

Also try my smoked habanero flake.

Red Pepper Flake on the Nesco Snackmaster Pro
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Red Pepper Flake on the Nesco Snackmaster Pro

I use a ton of red pepper flake in the many dishes I cook, and I thought it’d be awesome to grown my own peppers and dry them.
Course Spice Mix
Cuisine American
Keyword Big Easy, Char-Broil, peppers
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Calories 576kcal
Author Mike

Ingredients

  • 32 chile peppers ripe

Instructions

  • Cut the stems off of the peppers. Do not remove the seeds.
  • Place peppers on the dehydrator trays. Set the dehydrator temperature to 165 F.
  • Dry for 8 hours or until the peppers are crispy and brittle.
  • Working in batches, place the peppers into a mortar and grind with the pestle until the desired consistency is achieved.
  • Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition

Calories: 576kcal | Carbohydrates: 127g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 130mg | Potassium: 4637mg | Fiber: 22g | Sugar: 76g | Vitamin A: 13709IU | Vitamin C: 2069mg | Calcium: 202mg | Iron: 15mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

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