So while I can't resist growing hot peppers, I haven't been able to figure out how to use them in anything. So they have sat and withered on my counter. On an inspiration, I put them one on the back of my stove while the oven was in use and left it there (it gets pretty hot on the back of the stovetop when I use the oven). It dried out. So I put a few more back there until they were all shriveled up and dried. Tonight for pizza night I decided to test my dream: I thought I'd make some hot pepper flakes. I put the shriveled dry peppers in the food processer and made flakes! Look!
The container is borrowed, the flakes are mine.