Chile Powder

Chile PowderRecipe
Photo: Alex Farnum; Styling: Randy Mon
Unless you live in a very hot, arid place, a dehydrator is the best way to dry chiles. We like Excalibur's smallest model ($150; because it has a temperature control and a fan, which dries food faster.


Makes 2 tbsp.
Total time: 5 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Total: 5 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 5.5
Caloriesfromfat 11 %
Protein 0.2 g
Fat 0.1 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Carbohydrate 1.2 g
Fiber 0.5 g
Sodium 0.6 mg
Cholesterol 0.0 mg


1 pound jalapeño chiles, stems removed, quartered lengthwise


Lay chile pieces on dehydrator trays. Dry on medium-high setting, rotating trays often, until no longer soft, about 20 hours. Store airtight at room temperature.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per 1/4 tsp.