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When I was very young I remember my grandfather had quite a garden and one of the things he grew were frying peppers.  My grandparents would string up these peppers to dry and use them at Christm
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DRYING PEPPERS

posted at 5/18/2011 10:31 PM EDT
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When I was very young I remember my grandfather had quite a garden and one of the things he grew were frying peppers.  My grandparents would string up these peppers to dry and use them at Christmas time to use with the baccala (dried cod).  I remember that they used a large needle with heavy string and hung them to dry.  I don't know if any of you still do that or have information on that.  Now days when you purchase the peppers, they don't usually have the stems on them.  I know they threaded them by the stems.  Also, how do you keep them from going rotten or molding?  Any information on this would be appreciated.  Thank you.

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posted at 5/19/2011 6:07 AM EDT
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I can remember seeing them too.  But I think they were in a shed, not in the house. 

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posted at 5/19/2011 7:32 AM EDT
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I've never seen that .... can'twait to hear about it.
Are frying peppers the same sort of green pepper I grew  up with?

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posted at 5/19/2011 8:28 AM EDT
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I once tried to dry hot peppers on a paper towel in the microwave.  The fumes from the peppers set the paper towel on fire.  Needless to say I didn't try that again.

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posted at 5/19/2011 9:13 AM EDT
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Here is a link on drying peppers   http://www.howtodothings.com/food-and-drink/a2086-how-to-dry-peppers.html hope this helps.Just click on the link

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posted at 5/19/2011 9:14 AM EDT
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I've never tried to dry peppers.  I usually take the extra ones that I have and cut them up and then freeze them.  They are great for putting in casseroles later.

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posted at 5/19/2011 9:39 AM EDT
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Wow how cool! The only peppers i have seen like this are the fake decorative type. I don't cook with peppers, they give me heartburn.

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posted at 5/19/2011 10:08 PM EDT
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Gale G.  Thanks for the link.  I will check it out.

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posted at 5/19/2011 10:20 PM EDT
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Gale G:  Thank you for the link.

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posted at 5/19/2011 10:35 PM EDT
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Gale G:  Thank you for the link.
Posted by Marie F


Marie I hope this helps you,it explains drying by oven,dehydration and air drying.I think the air drying is the best method.My brother does this.

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posted at 5/21/2011 10:33 PM EDT
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In Response to Re: DRYING PEPPERS:
In Response to Re: DRYING PEPPERS : Marie I hope this helps you,it explains drying by oven,dehydration and air drying.I think the air drying is the best method.My brother does this.
Posted by gale g


Gale:  I went to that site.  Very interesting and informative.  Does your brother have good luck with doing it this way?  Where does he hang them once they are strung?  Does he hang them in a sunny window?

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posted at 5/21/2011 11:17 PM EDT
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Hi Marie,yes he does this every year.His kitchen is quit sunny.He doesn't put it in the window.He has a shelf on the wall and he usually just hangs the string of peppers under the shelf.I think the key is to hang them so there is air circulation around the peppers.Any vegetable seems to mold when piled on one another or they are wet.I will talk with him tomorrow and find out if there is anything else you should do.He is bringing my tomato and pepper plants tomorrow so we can get those planted.

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posted at 5/22/2011 12:07 AM EDT
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If your mishandle peppers you  can spend time in the Emergency room. Wear gloves and wash your hands carefully.

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posted at 5/22/2011 8:57 AM EDT
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If your mishandle peppers you  can spend time in the Emergency room. Wear gloves and wash your hands carefully.
Posted by Maxine M


Thanks Maxine you are right.I remember my Mom wearing gloves when she was preparing hot peppers to can.

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posted at 5/22/2011 11:26 AM EDT
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i did that with hot peppers and hung them in my kitchen . i still have a ton of them in plastic bags from 2 years ago

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posted at 5/27/2011 11:08 PM EDT
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Thank you Gale.  You, too, Millie B.

Will look for the info from you from your brother, Gale.  Thanks for asking him.

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posted at 5/28/2011 6:47 AM EDT
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In Response to DRYING PEPPERS:
When I was very young I remember my grandfather had quite a garden and one of the things he grew were frying peppers.  My grandparents would string up these peppers to dry and use them at Christmas time to use with the baccala (dried cod).  I remember that they used a large needle with heavy string and hung them to dry.  I don't know if any of you still do that or have information on that.  Now days when you purchase the peppers, they don't usually have the stems on them.  I know they threaded them by the stems.  Also, how do you keep them from going rotten or molding?  Any information on this would be appreciated.  Thank you.
Posted by Marie F


Marie,
You brought back some great memories of my Dad and our heritage. He would do the same thing with hot pepppers which then would be used during the year, fried with olive oil and salt and added to our individual dishes of soup, lentil in particular, and eaten with Italian bread. You could keep it from being too hot by not using the seeds. Some of the pepper would get moldy which I think might have been because the seeds inside were too moist, but still worth trying. They also needed to be hung where the air could dry them.

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posted at 5/28/2011 6:50 AM EDT
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I drying my peppers for spagettie and chillie dishes because they cost the most in the store.

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posted at 5/28/2011 11:44 PM EDT
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In Response to Re: DRYING PEPPERS:
In Response to DRYING PEPPERS : Marie, You brought back some great memories of my Dad and our heritage. He would do the same thing with hot pepppers which then would be used during the year, fried with olive oil and salt and added to our individual dishes of soup, lentil in particular, and eaten with Italian bread. You could keep it from being too hot by not using the seeds. Some of the pepper would get moldy which I think might have been because the seeds inside were too moist, but still worth trying. They also needed to be hung where the air could dry them.
Posted by Angela F


ANGELA F -IS THIS THE RECIPE YOU WERE LOOKING FOR?

posted at 3/7/2011 12:44 AM EST

Angela:  You had asked for a recipe for a pastry that had chocolate and some other ingredients and was deep fried.  I had given a recipe for canoli; but I'm wondering if possibly this is the recipe you were looking for.  Didn't know how to bring it to your attention other than doing it this way.

I made a recipe like this with my grandmother when I was a little girl.  Never got her recipe.  However years ago I purchased the Ellis Island Immigrant Cookbook and it had the recipe in it.  I will type it for you.  Let me know if this is what you are looking for.

RAVIOLI DULCI (SWEET RAVIOLIS)

Dough

1 3/4 cups unbleached flour
2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons dry white wine
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 egg yolks

Mix all together, forming a ball and place under a covered bowl for l/2 hour, then roll out thin and using a round cutter (my grandmother and I used a glass), cut out circular discs.

Filling

8 chestnuts boiled and peeled
l/4 cup almonds
2 tablespoons honey
1 square melted, unsweetened chocolate
1 tablespoon each grated lemon rind and orange rind
2 tablespoons candied citron
l/2 teaspoon each, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla

Mix thoroughly in food processor (we did not use a food processor.  they were not around then.)Fill the center of the circular disc with a full teaspoon of filling mixture.  Fold side to other side in a half moon shape and press sides together to seal.  Fry in very hot oil, drain on
towels.  After cooling sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.  Enjoy with strong coffee, either demitasse or expresso.


I hope this helps.  I hope you see this.  I was afraid that if I put it with your original question, that you might not go back to it and not see it.
Hope no one gets offended that I did it this way. 

Angela:  I had posted this back on March 7th in Beginners and Advice and also recently sent you a message, but have not heard from you. Please let me know if this is what you were looking for.  My grandmother and I used to make these long long ago.

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posted at 5/29/2011 6:25 AM EDT
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In Response to Re: DRYING PEPPERS : ANGELA F -IS THIS THE RECIPE YOU WERE LOOKING FOR? posted at 3/7/2011 12:44 AM EST Angela:  You had asked for a recipe for a pastry that had chocolate and some other ingredients and was deep fried.  I had given a recipe for canoli; but I'm wondering if possibly this is the recipe you were looking for.  Didn't know how to bring it to your attention other than doing it this way. I made a recipe like this with my grandmother when I was a little girl.  Never got her recipe.  However years ago I purchased the Ellis Island Immigrant Cookbook and it had the recipe in it.  I will type it for you.  Let me know if this is what you are looking for. RAVIOLI DULCI (SWEET RAVIOLIS) Dough 1 3/4 cups unbleached flour 2 tablespoons water 2 tablespoons dry white wine 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 egg yolks Mix all together, forming a ball and place under a covered bowl for l/2 hour, then roll out thin and using a round cutter (my grandmother and I used a glass), cut out circular discs. Filling 8 chestnuts boiled and peeled l/4 cup almonds 2 tablespoons honey 1 square melted, unsweetened chocolate 1 tablespoon each grated lemon rind and orange rind 2 tablespoons candied citron l/2 teaspoon each, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla Mix thoroughly in food processor (we did not use a food processor.  they were not around then.)Fill the center of the circular disc with a full teaspoon of filling mixture.  Fold side to other side in a half moon shape and press sides together to seal.  Fry in very hot oil, drain on towels.  After cooling sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.  Enjoy with strong coffee, either demitasse or expresso. I hope this helps.  I hope you see this.  I was afraid that if I put it with your original question, that you might not go back to it and not see it. Hope no one gets offended that I did it this way.  Angela:  I had posted this back on March 7th in Beginners and Advice and also recently sent you a message, but have not heard from you. Please let me know if this is what you were looking for.  My grandmother and I used to make these long long ago.
Posted by Marie F


Marie,
It is a little different from the one my Mom and Nana made, but I will give it a try too since it does look delicious and demi tasse with it is perfect. Thanks. Angela
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