I did it. Let me tell you how I did the preparation:
Preparation: Wash your peppers and dry them. If they're spicy, use gloves to avoid unpleasant surprises on your skin.
Cutting: Then, slice them into pieces about 1/4 inch thick (approximately 0.6 cm).
Preheat the air fryer: Set your air fryer to the lowest temperature, usually around 125-135°F (51-57°C).
Loading the air fryer: Place the pepper slices in the basket, side by side, without overcrowding.
Dehydrating: Activate the dehydrate function, which is typically between 120-160°F (49-71°C). The lower the temperature, the more flavor and nutrients you'll preserve.
Check it every now and then: Depending on your air fryer and the thickness of the slices, the process can take from 2 to 4 hours. So, keep an eye on them to prevent over-drying.
Storage: When they're ready, let them cool before storing them in airtight containers or Ziplock bags. Keep them in a cool, dark place.
- Experiment with different types and sizes of peppers to find your favorite flavor and spice level.
- If you want to rehydrate your dried peppers, soak them in warm water for a few minutes before using.
- Don't throw away the seeds; you can save them and plant them to grow your own peppers.
So, there you have it, buddy. I hope you enjoy your air fryer-dried peppers! They're perfect for adding that spicy kick to your meals. Bon appétit!