Drying Cowhorn Peppers

Dried Green Cowhorn Pepper

So you planted cowhorns this year and now have a plethora of peppers! You’ve used them fresh in salsa and sauces, stuffed and baked them, pickled them and still have a few left over?

Dried Ground Red Cowhorn Pepper

Dry them on a parchment lined baking sheet at low temperature. I use 185 degrees Fahrenheit on the convection setting and have dried peppers after about an hour and a half. If you don’t have a convection setting, up the temperature to 200 degrees Fahrenheit. Don’t go too much higher than that or they’ll burn.

Dried Green Cowhorn Peppers

Once they are dried and cooled, store them whole in the freezer for up to one year. Or, break them up and place them in the food processor or a spice grinder to make Cowhorn Pepper Pepper!

Grinding Dried Green Cowhorn Peppers

Dried Green Cowhorn Pepper Flakes