The Ancho Chile is actually a dried Poblano pepper and is the most common of all the dried chili peppers. They have a mild fruity flavor with undertones of plum, raisin, tobacco and a slight earthiness, with medium heat
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The Ancho Chile is actually a dried Poblano pepper and is the most common of all the dried chili peppers. They have a mild fruity flavor with undertones of plum, raisin, tobacco and a slight earthiness, with medium heat (about a 3-4 on a heat scale of 10). This dried pepper is about 3” wide and 5” in length. Anchos are flat, wrinkled, and heart shaped.
Most commonly used in authentic Mexican cooking Anchos is a critical ingredient in red chili, tamales, many moles, enchiladas, salsa, soups and any sauce that may need some extra mild heat. You can add them directly to your recipes – sliced, diced or pureed.
Directions on how to Rehydrate
Stem and seed the chiles, then place them in a skillet, on a comal, or in a 250 degree oven and dry-roast them for three to four minutes. Shake them once or twice and be careful not to scorch them or else they will taste bitter. The chiles should then be added to water that has been heated to just below the boiling point - if it is boiling, the chiles will lose flavor. Use just enough water to cover the chiles and press them down with a lid. Allow them to sit for 20 minutes or until they are soft.
How to Store
Store dried chiles (and chile powder) in an airtight container in a cool, dry, dark place. Although it is possible to store them for extended periods of time, it is better to use them within six months. If you do keep them longer, check through them occasionally and discard any that have spoiled.
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