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xanthous
09-20-2012, 06:37 AM
What should I make with them?

Smapti
09-20-2012, 06:39 AM
Do you have anything besides the peppers?

'Cause that might be important.

freckafree
09-20-2012, 06:44 AM
I am now singing "One habenero, four jalapenos a-and two of those yellow wax peppers" to the tune of "The 12 Days of Christmas."

You could make some truly incendiary salsa. However, if you don't want to use them all up in one giant fireball, you could chop and freeze them (together or separately) to add to future batches of chili or anything else that needs a kick. You could chop them finely and freeze in ice cube trays or chop in bigger pieces then freeze on a cookie sheet. Once the pieces are frozen, you can bag them and take out however much you need for whatever.

Seamack
09-20-2012, 06:57 AM
A sandwich?

xanthous
09-20-2012, 07:01 AM
I am now singing "One habenero, four jalapenos a-and two of those yellow wax peppers" to the tune of "The 12 Days of Christmas."

You could make some truly incendiary salsa. However, if you don't want to use them all up in one giant fireball, you could chop and freeze them (together or separately) to add to future batches of chili or anything else that needs a kick. You could chop them finely and freeze in ice cube trays or chop in bigger pieces then freeze on a cookie sheet. Once the pieces are frozen, you can bag them and take out however much you need for whatever.

How to they fare once thawed? I'd assume they don't ever regain their crispness (which is fine if I'm adding to chili or something)

Can I freeze salsa? If I made one big huge batch of salsa and spread the heat out over the whole batch, could I freeze some of that?

I need to buy 3 of something- tomatillos! "Four jalapeños, 3 tomatillos, 2 wax peppers, and a habanero staring back at meeeeee"

kayaker
09-20-2012, 07:19 AM
If a coworker is stealing your lunch. . .

Alka Seltzer
09-20-2012, 08:00 AM
With the addition of some cocktail sticks, you could make a little chilli man.

TriPolar
09-20-2012, 08:11 AM
Wax peppers are decorations. Don't eat that those. Make sure the other ones aren't made of plastic.

silenus
09-20-2012, 09:23 AM
I'm going to go with Seamack here and vote "sandwich." You really don't have enough to make anything else. Maybe a weak salsa.

Shark Sandwich
09-20-2012, 10:42 AM
Perhaps prepare pickled peppers?

silenus
09-20-2012, 10:52 AM
Wouldn't he need a peck of them?

TriPolar
09-20-2012, 10:53 AM
Perhaps prepare pickled peppers?

Not enough peppers. You need to make at least a peck of pickled peppers.

freckafree
09-20-2012, 11:02 AM
How to they fare once thawed? I'd assume they don't ever regain their crispness (which is fine if I'm adding to chili or something)


You are correct, sir (or ma'am). They get mushy. Same thing happens to salsa when you freeze it. I have often unintentionally frozen salsa in the fridge. I'm not a fan of the result. IMHO, the onion becomes overpowering and nasty.

Athena
09-20-2012, 11:06 AM
I'd roast the wax peppers and the jalapenos, then peel & seed, dice. Dice the habenero VERY small.

Then I'd either:

- roast some tomatoes and make roasted tomato & pepper salsa (tomatoes, peppers, chopped onion, lime juice, salt)

- Use 'em as a topping to a burger

- Use 'em in scrambled eggs

- Use 'em in a burrito - either breakfast or otherwise

Also: once they're roasted & peeled, they freeze marvelously.

Taomist
09-20-2012, 11:28 AM
Also, whatever you do, use gloves when you play with them. It took two days, 3 showers and dozens of hand-washings/soaking in lemon juice before my hands stopped hurting from just peeling/seeding/roasting 2 jalapenos. And I've done this before without any problems, which is why I didn't bother with gloves. But OUCH!

Chop and freeze for tossing into dishes where you want some heat.

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