I came across a hot pepper that I hadn't heard of before, and since it had a warning on it being really hot, I figured I had to buy it.  Now that I've learned it is the hottest known pepper in the world, I have to wonder -- what am I ever going to do with it?

The cashier mentioned that she had done some research on it, and found that it was being used for weapons in India.

Sounds like the perfect thing to eat...

Posted by Jon Daley on September 28, 2010, 2:23 pm | Read 2578 times
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Maybe Jonathan could use it for fuel instead of liquid oxygen.

Posted by SursumCorda on September 28, 2010, 3:12 pm

Heh.

I ended up deciding that drying it sounded like the best option, so it is in the toaster oven, and only putting off some fumes (some places say that drying by way of a toaster oven or dehydrator can be pretty hard on the eyes and throats, etc.)

After watching some youtube videos of people eating them whole, Jonathan said that is what I should do, but he didn't want to do it himself. I did eat a little bit plain, and the tiny speck I had was pretty hot.

Posted by jondaley on September 28, 2010, 4:13 pm

And now that I've eaten most of the pepper - it isn't really hot at all - certainly not as hot as the *three* scotch bonnets I just put in a tomatillo salsa I just made.

I grabbed the peppers out of the freezer, forgetting how hot they were (we grew them from seeds from a pepper a guy gave me to try).

I think Harvest Valley Farm Market should have tried one before putting up the big sign about how hot they were, though of course, then no one would have bought them.

Posted by Jon Daley on October 2, 2010, 7:46 am
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