Drying peppers is actually quite simple. Make a small cut in each fresh pepper with a knife. This way, the pepper loses its moisture more quickly and you prevent it from going mouldy. Then lay the peppers on a plate with baking paper and put this in a dry and warm place so that they can dry.
It is also possible to thread the chillies on a string and hang it up in a warm and dry place, for example above a heater. Thread the string through the stem of the pepper, in this way you will not damage the peppers.
Note that with these two methods, it can take several weeks/months before the pepper is completely dry, it depends on the type of pepper. If you don’t have time to wait for your peppers to dry, you can also put them in the oven or microwave for a while, this will speed up the process, but the flavour may be reduced. It’s best to store the dried chillies in a sealed jar or airtight container. Click here for our blog on how to best store dried chillies.