I love crushed red pepper and the pungent heat it adds to pizza and other foods. I don’t, however, appreciate the numerous seeds which invariably accompany the pepper flakes. The seeds, which contribute much of the piquancy, are not very digestible, and the burn which was so pleasurable at mealtime is not so enjoyable the following day. This year I will be enjoying red pepper flakes without the seeds.
Every day I bring in another handful of ripe red cayenne peppers from the garden.
I have been devoting a few minutes each day to removing the seeds from the peppers, cutting them into thin strips, then dehydrating and chopping them into little pieces.