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Slice and chop chili peppers without harming yourself or others.
Chili peppers are a summer staple in my house, but they can be tricky. If their burning oil finds their way into your nose, mouth, or other sensitive area you will know the wrath of the capcasin. This trick makes dealing with them a breeze and also works to store them without creating extra waste.

Posted by exlibris from Turlock, California, United States • Published See exlibris's 7 projects »
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  • How to cook a vegetable dish. Safe Chili Pepper Handling Tutorial - Step 1
    Step 1

    Turn a plastic zippy bag inside out and place it over your non-slicing (that is, your chili-pepper-holding) hand. Slice your pepper as usual, grasping it with your be-bagged hand.

  • How to cook a vegetable dish. Safe Chili Pepper Handling Tutorial - Step 2
    Step 2

    If you do not need to use the sliced or chopped peppers right away, gather them up in the palm of your bagged hand. Be sure to gather them only with this bagged hand.

  • How to cook a vegetable dish. Safe Chili Pepper Handling Tutorial - Step 3
    Step 3

    Use your non-bagged hand to pull the bag right-side out while the baggy hand grasps the peppers in the middle. You have now successfully chopped the peppers without getting the oils on your hand!

  • How to cook a vegetable dish. Safe Chili Pepper Handling Tutorial - Step 4
    Step 4

    Chop a bunch all at once and then pour just what you need from out of the bag as you go.

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