how to peel a pepper??


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Old 03-09-06, 07:55 AM
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how to peel a pepper??

is this even possible? i tried with a knife peeler, but didn't work so good, so i'm looking for other ideas

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Old 03-09-06, 08:43 AM
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I'm assuming you mean a regular bell peper (Green, Red, or other color). I usually don't peel them if eating them raw. But their skin will stick to the "flesh" pretty good unless their cooked. For red pepper I roast them on high heat (broil or grill skin facing heat) until almost blackened, and then the skin peels fairly easily with a small knife, the cooking this brings out the sweetness. You colud try the technique used on tomatoes and par boil and try to peel, again with a small knife.

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Old 03-15-06, 02:49 PM
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Place peppers in a hot oven (400 F) or broiler for 6 to 8 minutes until skins blister. Allow peppers to cool. Place in a pan and cover with a damp cloth. This will make peeling the peppers easier. After several minutes, peel each pepper.
 
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Old 03-19-06, 10:55 AM
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hey thanks guys. yeah i was just talking about a regular bell pepper. i tried the boiling method like tomatos, but it seems to take about 1-1/2 to 2mins in boiling water before the skin comes off semi-easily. i'll try the broiler/blackening method next time i have an extra piece left over.

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