You can dehydrate hot peppers in 4 different appliances. Oven, grill, air fryer, and commercial dehydrator. If you live in a climate with low humidity, you can even do it outside in the sun.
If you cut the peppers in half, laterally, they will take less time to dry. I opted to do a large batch whole, so they would be nicer for gifting.
Place peppers on a rack, small enough so that the peppers don't fall through. You can place a baking sheet with sides underneath, especially, if drying in the oven or air fryer.
Turn your appliance to a low setting, My oven, that temperature is 170°F. My air fryer is approximately 160°F. Try to keep you grill around 150°F. Most commercially available dehydrators are set to a higher setting.
Since there are so many variables, such as temperature and size/ thickness of the pepper you are drying, it is hard to give you a time. If you cut them in half they will take considerably less time. Most of whole peppers were done in 8-10 hours, with the exception of the dehydrator, which took many days. The halved peppers only took about 5 hours in the oven. They should be very dry. You will be able to feel if there is any moisture in a pepper when you squeeze it.
Cutting the peppers in half will cut the dehydrating time.Use any variety of hot pepper you have access to.Uses for dried peppers;
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