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Ever used dehydrated bell peppers? How did they work out?

Asked by keobooks (14301points) January 5th, 2012

I have terrible luck with bell peppers. I never have one in the fridge when I need it, so then I go buy some. THEN I never use those and they go bad. I don’t want to have to rush out to the store every single time I need one pepper.

I saw Penzey Spices sells dyhydrated bell peppers. I’ve used dehydrated onions and they work quite well in a pinch the rare times I’ve run out of onion. But because onions keep almost forever, I almost never use them. I think I’d use the bell peppers a lot.

I just wondered if anyone has used them and found them as a halfway decent emergency bell pepper replacement.

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Aethelflaed's avatar

I have not tried dehydrated bell peppers, however, I have cut up bell peppers and then frozen them, and that has worked out quite well.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@Aethelflaed GA. Bell peppers are the easiest things to freeze. You don’t have to blanch them or process them at all. Cut and freeze. My freezer is full of them.

keobooks's avatar

@Aethelflaed I like that solution even BETTER. I could freeze them in portions. They’d be ‘fresher’ than dyhydrated

Aethelflaed's avatar

@keobooks Indeed. Plus, they’re all full-sized and everything. And then, fajitas!

marinelife's avatar

Here’s another vote for freezing them. You can roast them or not first.

I have had dehydrated bell pepper in dried soup mix. It works, but it’s not nearly as good as the frozen ones.

YARNLADY's avatar

I put fresh chopped bell peppers in the freezer, so I never have a need for the dehydrated ones.

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