Have you ever seen those wrinkled, dried chiles in the plastic bags at the supermarket? Or how about those chiles that have been made into a decorative wreath? They may look useless at first glance but they are used for many purposes. Dried chiles are re-hydrated and blended into a sauce and they are also used to flavor many sauces and salsas. How do you turn those dried-out chiles into something edible? Follow this How to use Dried Chiles tutorial with pictures for each step and find out how to roast and re-hydrate these flavorful pods.
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