Cooking with Dried Chilies

on July 28, 2011
Dried Chiles

Dried chiles are the basis for most traditional enchilada and mole sauces and they’re a frequent flier in Indian cuisine.

You can find dried chiles in plastic bags in the produce section and sometimes in bulk. To bring out their flavor, try toasting in a skillet, then rehydrating with chicken broth or another liquid. They provide a rich flavor without all the heat of fresh chiles.

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