Sri Lanka Fried Chiles

The Japones Chile (Capsicum Annuum) is similar in appearance to the De Arbol. Though the walls of the Japones are thicker. Dried Japones Chiles are medium hot and good with Asian dishes. On the heat scale, this chile is 5-6. Scoville heat units 15,000 to 35,000.

Suggested Use:
Japones Chiles are medium hot and frequently found in spicier Asian and Oriental dishes. Used in Thai Basil Curry dishes and Hot Peanut Sauces. Crush a few pods and add them to your next stir fry.

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24 dried cayenne or japone chiles
4 Tbsp. salt
1 quart water
canola oil, for frying


Make a brine solution from the salt and water, then soak the chiles in it for an hour. Heat a good quantity of oil and when it is very hot, deep fry the chiles until they are crisp. Drain, the chiles, season to taste with salt and serve.

Recipe from David Cook.