How To Remove Chilli Skins

Sometimes recipes tell you to remove the skin from chillies but usually they don’t tell you how to remove them. The following simple steps show you how easy it is to do this.

Clean the chillies and dry them.

Heat a frying pan over a medium heat. You can heat the chillies in lots of different ways including grilling or roasting in the oven, but using a frying pan is as easy as any other way.

Put the chillies into the frying pan.

Turn the chillies every minute as they blacken.

The chillies should be ready after about 7 minutes when the outside skin should be more than half blackened

Remove the chillies from the frying pan with tongs and place them into a plastic bag.

Close the plastic bag.

Leave the chillies in the plastic bag for 15 minutes whilst they steam and continue to cook in the steam.

Take the chillies from the plastic bag and remove the skins using your fingernails – they should come off easily – remove any stubborn skin with a sharp knife.

Use the chillies straightaway or freeze for later use.

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