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  1. #1
    Felice Guest

    Default De-seeding red pepper flakes?

    Does anyone else do this? I want the flakes but not the seeds, so I pour
    some of the mix onto a cutting board and pick out the seeds with tweezers
    and derive a degree of satisfaction from a job well done).

    Felice



  2. #2
    Kalmia Guest

    Default Re: De-seeding red pepper flakes?

    On Oct 16, 2:08*pm, "Felice" <fri...@comcast.net> wrote:
    > Does anyone else do this? I want the flakes but not the seeds, so I pour
    > some of the mix onto a cutting board and pick out the seeds with tweezers
    > and derive a degree of satisfaction from a job well done).
    >
    > Felice


    No, I never thought of deseedng them. I DO put some thru the spice
    mill for a finely ground batch.
    (I won't even try to estimate how long it takes you do do
    this.... : )) ):

  3. #3
    aem Guest

    Default Re: De-seeding red pepper flakes?

    On Oct 16, 11:08 am, "Felice" <fri...@comcast.net> wrote:
    > Does anyone else do this? I want the flakes but not the seeds, so I pour
    > some of the mix onto a cutting board and pick out the seeds with tweezers
    > and derive a degree of satisfaction from a job well done).
    >

    There are seeds? If so, why would I want to pick them out? -aem


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    Felice Guest

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    "aem" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Oct 16, 11:08 am, "Felice" <fri...@comcast.net> wrote:
    >> Does anyone else do this? I want the flakes but not the seeds, so I pour
    >> some of the mix onto a cutting board and pick out the seeds with tweezers
    >> and derive a degree of satisfaction from a job well done).
    >>

    > There are seeds? If so, why would I want to pick them out? -aem


    Sure -- they're the little off-white guys mixed in with the red flakes. Hard
    and bitter, IMO.

    Felice



  5. #5
    Felice Guest

    Default Re: De-seeding red pepper flakes?


    "Kalmia" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:1f4982c2-90f3-46ee-b17c-595aff86f4b7@p35g2000yqh.googlegro[email protected]..
    On Oct 16, 2:08 pm, "Felice" <fri...@comcast.net> wrote:
    > Does anyone else do this? I want the flakes but not the seeds, so I pour
    > some of the mix onto a cutting board and pick out the seeds with tweezers
    > and derive a degree of satisfaction from a job well done).
    >
    > Felice


    No, I never thought of deseedng them. I DO put some thru the spice
    mill for a finely ground batch.
    (I won't even try to estimate how long it takes you do do
    this.... : )) ):


    Hmm, Maybe I'll give 'em a whirl in the mini-Cuisinart. On the other hand,
    when you're retired, you have time for absurd tasks!

    Felice



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    Tracy Guest

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    Felice wrote:
    > Does anyone else do this? I want the flakes but not the seeds, so I pour
    > some of the mix onto a cutting board and pick out the seeds with tweezers
    > and derive a degree of satisfaction from a job well done).
    >
    > Felice
    >
    >

    Wow, that seems like a lot of work. Could you buy already dried
    peppers, crack 'em open, toss the seeds, then pulse them in a food
    processor??

    Tracy

  7. #7
    brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: De-seeding red pepper flakes?

    On Fri, 16 Oct 2009 14:08:27 -0400, "Felice" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Does anyone else do this? I want the flakes but not the seeds, so I pour
    >some of the mix onto a cutting board and pick out the seeds with tweezers
    >and derive a degree of satisfaction from a job well done).
    >


    That makes no sense... why not simply buy whole dried peppers,
    available for cheap at any Hispanic market.... break open the peppers
    and shake out the seeds.

  8. #8
    Dan Abel Guest

    Default Re: De-seeding red pepper flakes?

    In article
    <[email protected]>,
    aem <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Oct 16, 11:08 am, "Felice" <fri...@comcast.net> wrote:
    > > Does anyone else do this? I want the flakes but not the seeds, so I pour
    > > some of the mix onto a cutting board and pick out the seeds with tweezers
    > > and derive a degree of satisfaction from a job well done).
    > >

    > There are seeds? If so, why would I want to pick them out? -aem


    1. unpleasant texture
    2. bitter taste
    3. get stuck in your teeth
    4. sometimes don't look too great

    People pretty much take out hard seeds from everything else, why not
    these?

    --
    Dan Abel
    Petaluma, California USA
    [email protected]

  9. #9
    Melba's Jammin' Guest

    Default Re: De-seeding red pepper flakes?

    In article <hbacrb$td1$[email protected]>,
    "Felice" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Does anyone else do this? I want the flakes but not the seeds, so I pour
    > some of the mix onto a cutting board and pick out the seeds with tweezers
    > and derive a degree of satisfaction from a job well done).
    >
    > Felice


    It's good you're keeping busy, Fleece; I'm sure your kids worry less
    when they know you're busy. (What's it worth to you for me to not let
    them know how you're whiling away your time?)
    --
    -Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
    http://web.me.com/barbschaller - Yes, I Can! blog - check
    it out. And check this, too: <http://www.kare11.com/news/
    newsatfour/newsatfour_article.aspx?storyid=823232&catid=323>

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    zxcvbob Guest

    Default Re: De-seeding red pepper flakes?

    brooklyn1 wrote:
    > On Fri, 16 Oct 2009 14:08:27 -0400, "Felice" <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >> Does anyone else do this? I want the flakes but not the seeds, so I pour
    >> some of the mix onto a cutting board and pick out the seeds with tweezers
    >> and derive a degree of satisfaction from a job well done).
    >>

    >
    > That makes no sense... why not simply buy whole dried peppers,
    > available for cheap at any Hispanic market.... break open the peppers
    > and shake out the seeds.



    You'll want to use either the "de Arbol" or the "jap" peppers for
    this. They'll probably have both (in big bags.) HTH

    Bob

  11. #11
    Melba's Jammin' Guest

    Default Re: De-seeding red pepper flakes?

    In article <hbadjg$440$[email protected]>,
    "Felice" <[email protected]> wrote:
    > Hmm, Maybe I'll give 'em a whirl in the mini-Cuisinart.


    In order for that to be very effective, I think you'd need to put at
    least 1/3 cup in there - maybe a 1/2 cup. Too few and they'll just get
    thrown to the container wall and won't ever fall back in for
    pulverization. Stick with me, Kid.

    > On the other hand, when you're retired, you have time for absurd
    > tasks!


    > Felice


    See my first remark in this thread. <g> I'm getting ready to call.
    --
    -Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
    http://web.me.com/barbschaller - Yes, I Can! blog - check
    it out. And check this, too: <http://www.kare11.com/news/
    newsatfour/newsatfour_article.aspx?storyid=823232&catid=323>

  12. #12
    Dan Abel Guest

    Default Re: De-seeding red pepper flakes?

    In article <hbacrb$td1$[email protected]>,
    "Felice" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Does anyone else do this? I want the flakes but not the seeds, so I pour
    > some of the mix onto a cutting board and pick out the seeds with tweezers
    > and derive a degree of satisfaction from a job well done).


    I have an easy solution for your problem, which I found partly by
    accident. Blacksalt recommended aleppo pepper. I understand that it is
    available elsewhere, but I've only seen it an Penzeys. I just keep it
    on my table, and shake it on when I want some. It has more flavor but
    less heat than most crushed pepper (10000 Scoville units). But after I
    got it, I discovered that it has *no* seeds. It's a little more
    expensive, but I don't use all that much.

    http://www.penzeys.com/cgi-bin/penze...ppopepper.html

    I bought a 1/2 cup glass jar. When that started running low, I bought a
    bag to refill it with.

    --
    Dan Abel
    Petaluma, California USA
    [email protected]

  13. #13
    Felice Guest

    Default Re: De-seeding red pepper flakes?


    "Dan Abel" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..

    > In article <hbacrb$td1$[email protected]>,
    > "Felice" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Does anyone else do this? I want the flakes but not the seeds, so I pour
    >> some of the mix onto a cutting board and pick out the seeds with tweezers
    >> and derive a degree of satisfaction from a job well done).

    >
    > I have an easy solution for your problem, which I found partly by
    > accident. Blacksalt recommended aleppo pepper. I understand that it is
    > available elsewhere, but I've only seen it an Penzeys. I just keep it
    > on my table, and shake it on when I want some. It has more flavor but
    > less heat than most crushed pepper (10000 Scoville units). But after I
    > got it, I discovered that it has *no* seeds. It's a little more
    > expensive, but I don't use all that much.
    >
    > http://www.penzeys.com/cgi-bin/penze...ppopepper.html
    >
    > I bought a 1/2 cup glass jar. When that started running low, I bought a
    > bag to refill it with.


    Great! I checked Penzey's and it sounds like the solution so I'll put it on
    my next Penzey list. It's a little more expensive, as you say, but you're
    not paying for seeds. Thanks.

    Felice



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    Lynn from Fargo Guest

    Default Re: De-seeding red pepper flakes?

    On Oct 16, 1:21*pm, "Felice" <fri...@comcast.net> wrote:
    > "Kalmia" <tweeny90...@mypacks.net> wrote in message
    >
    > news:[email protected]...
    > On Oct 16, 2:08 pm, "Felice" <fri...@comcast.net> wrote:
    >
    > > Does anyone else do this? I want the flakes but not the seeds, so I pour
    > > some of the mix onto a cutting board and pick out the seeds with tweezers
    > > and derive a degree of satisfaction from a job well done).

    >
    > > Felice

    >
    > No, I never thought of deseedng them. *I DO put some thru the spice
    > mill for a finely ground batch.
    > (I won't even try to estimate how long it takes you do do
    > this.... : )) ):
    >
    > Hmm, Maybe I'll give 'em a whirl in the mini-Cuisinart. On the other hand,
    > when you're retired, you have time for absurd tasks!
    >
    > Felice


    Are you sure you have everything else finished? Have you alphabetized
    your herbs and spices? Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm?
    AHA! I thought not.
    Lynn in Fargo
    (Cant FIND half of my herbs and spices!)

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    Toronto Guest

    Default Re: De-seeding red pepper flakes?

    On Oct 16, 2:08*pm, "Felice" <fri...@comcast.net> wrote:
    > Does anyone else do this? I want the flakes but not the seeds, so I pour
    > some of the mix onto a cutting board and pick out the seeds with tweezers
    > and derive a degree of satisfaction from a job well done).
    >
    > Felice


    I misplaced my tweezers so built a quick separator using a medium
    sized Radio Shack project box and a variable speed computer fan. I
    bring the speed up slowly on the fan, until it starts to blow the
    flakes away but not the seeds, which are denser. Of course, I catch
    the flakes in a muslin bag I attach to the far side.

    No, not really. Just get dried peppers in an asian or latin store,
    snip the ends off, and shake out the seeds.

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    Doug Freyburger Guest

    Default Re: De-seeding red pepper flakes?

    Felice wrote:
    >
    > Does anyone else do this? I want the flakes but not the seeds, so I pour
    > some of the mix onto a cutting board and pick out the seeds with tweezers
    > and derive a degree of satisfaction from a job well done).


    No, bit I've deseeded hot peppers then dried them and smashed the
    dried peppers to chunks/flakes. Doing that I got to control the exact
    type of pepper and I got better control of how dry they got. Less dry
    for a fresher flavor; more dry for easier to reduce to a powder.

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    Arri London Guest

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    Felice wrote:
    >
    > Does anyone else do this? I want the flakes but not the seeds, so I pour
    > some of the mix onto a cutting board and pick out the seeds with tweezers
    > and derive a degree of satisfaction from a job well done).
    >
    > Felice



    Try deseeding them prior to grinding them up.

  18. #18
    Felice Guest

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    "Lynn from Fargo" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...

    On Oct 16, 1:21 pm, "Felice" <fri...@comcast.net> wrote:
    > "Kalmia" <tweeny90...@mypacks.net> wrote in message
    >
    > news:[email protected]...
    > On Oct 16, 2:08 pm, "Felice" <fri...@comcast.net> wrote:
    >
    > > Does anyone else do this? I want the flakes but not the seeds, so I pour
    > > some of the mix onto a cutting board and pick out the seeds with
    > > tweezers
    > > and derive a degree of satisfaction from a job well done).

    >
    > > Felice

    >
    > No, I never thought of deseedng them. I DO put some thru the spice
    > mill for a finely ground batch.
    > (I won't even try to estimate how long it takes you do do
    > this.... : )) ):
    >
    > Hmm, Maybe I'll give 'em a whirl in the mini-Cuisinart. On the other hand,
    > when you're retired, you have time for absurd tasks!
    >
    > Felice


    Are you sure you have everything else finished? Have you alphabetized
    your herbs and spices? Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm?
    AHA! I thought not.
    Lynn in Fargo

    AHA! WRONG! You'd better believe they're alphabetized, and neatly arranged
    in rows in matching little Penzey jars with round sticky labels on the round
    tops for easy identification.

    And you should see my sock drawer. Any more questions?

    Felice



  19. #19
    Ranée at Arabian Knits Guest

    Default Re: De-seeding red pepper flakes?

    In article
    <[email protected]>,
    Lynn from Fargo <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Are you sure you have everything else finished? Have you alphabetized
    > your herbs and spices? Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm?


    And what is wrong with doing that? Hmmmmm?

    Regards,
    Ranee @ Arabian Knits

    "She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands." Prov 31:13

    http://arabianknits.blogspot.com/

  20. #20
    Felice Guest

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    "Toronto" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...

    On Oct 16, 2:08 pm, "Felice" <fri...@comcast.net> wrote:
    > > Does anyone else do this? I want the flakes but not the seeds, so I pour
    > > some of the mix onto a cutting board and pick out the seeds with
    > > tweezers
    > > and derive a degree of satisfaction from a job well done).
    > >
    > > Felice


    > I misplaced my tweezers so built a quick separator using a medium
    > sized Radio Shack project box and a variable speed computer fan. I
    > bring the speed up slowly on the fan, until it starts to blow the
    > flakes away but not the seeds, which are denser. Of course, I catch
    > the flakes in a muslin bag I attach to the far side.


    Damn! Why didn't I think of that?

    > No, not really. Just get dried peppers in an asian or latin store,
    > snip the ends off, and shake out the seeds.


    Pooh. Anyone can do that. I like your separator system better.

    Felice



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