How to prep and store 6 pounds of jalapenos
We’ve discussed how I go through food phases, right?
Well at some point, my “Let’s cook lots of spicy foods” and my “Buying in bulk is awesome!” phases overlapped.
And somehow, that meant I absolutely needed 6 pounds of jalapeños.
So what do you do with that many peppers? You deseed, slice, chop, puree, and gut dozens of them for whatever purpose that might show up in the next few months.
The whole ones, I ended up stuffing for some delicious pepper poppers. The sliced and diced ones got put in the fridge to be used for various casseroles, Mexican dishes, and just adding to whatever the girls wanted to spice up. Because each one liked a different level of heat, it wasn’t uncommon for one to want lots of peppers that night on something completely random and the others not want to touch ‘em at all.
I have no idea how long that can of peppers stretched….many, many months, no doubt. It was such a cheap way to add flavor to just about anything.
Please wear gloves if you’re going to handle this many jalapenos at once, though. Ouch.