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Any tricks to quickly de-seed dozens of dried birds-eye peppers?

Thanks, i probably wouldnt even need to spoon anything as they're so dry. I'll try both methods, or better yet a combo vertical slit/shake.

Oct 07, 2013
pplepiew in Home Cooking

Any tricks to quickly de-seed dozens of dried birds-eye peppers?

As the title says, I was wondering if anyone knew of any tricks to quickly de-seed many dried arbol / birds eye chilli peppers. I use them to make harissa sauce and have had several friends rave over it, more than a little strongly implying they want some of their own. Its super easy to make BUT de-seeding enough peppers to get a jar's worth of sauce is a bit of a pain. Any ideas? Right now I just cut the tailed end off and squeeze/tap the seeds out as best I can, one pepper at a time.

Oct 07, 2013
pplepiew in Home Cooking

Food processor than can handle ice, hard cheeses, lobster shells?

I got the vitaprep 3 after all (couldn't handle the thought of another appliance unable to handle what it's meant to do), Well worth it and thanks for the tip Blueicus! Big bonus is that we've been making green smoothies every day now, pulverizing kale (and various fruit) into smooth, no lump, drinks. No comparison between this and a typical home blender.

It definitely handles ice in a pinch. Haven't made a bisque yet but I'm sure the shells will be a cinch. The only "downside" I can think of is that a food processor is great for pie crust dough whereas I'm not convinced it can be done in the vitaprep, although I could be wrong. I guess it's back to the old two fork and bowl method...

Cheers!

Mar 19, 2010
pplepiew in Cookware

Food processor than can handle ice, hard cheeses, lobster shells?

Thanks, we do have a stand mixer but I'm not sure the FGA is the best option for bisques (lobster or shrimp shells) I'm also not convinced I'll make the jump to grinding my own meat (I'm assuming it's primary use) as we're lucky enough to be very close to an excellent butcher.

Mar 07, 2010
pplepiew in Cookware

Food processor than can handle ice, hard cheeses, lobster shells?

Huh, that's a really interesting suggestion. For some reason a high-end blender never came to mind as a potential replacement for my food processor but it might make sense for what I use it for.

Mar 06, 2010
pplepiew in Cookware

Food processor than can handle ice, hard cheeses, lobster shells?

My (very bad...black & decker) food processor just bit the farm from chopping/grinding stale bread into bread crumbs. I hated that hunk of plastic so all's good but I'd like a replacement that can handle everything I throw at it. I tend to use my knife for pretty much everything and only think of using the food processor on the rare occasions I have something hard that I want to grind to a pulp.

Any suggestions as to which food processors are up to the task?

Thanks,

Mar 06, 2010
pplepiew in Cookware