Tepin Chile Peppers, also called Chiltepin are Very hot; fruit measures about 0.25 inches round/wide, matures from dark green to red, thin-skinned upright fruits, usually harvested in the wild of southwest US and northern Mexico, Called the "mother of all peppers". It is thought to be the oldest in the C. annuum species. This chile has a long history. The word Tepin is from the Nahuatl language of the Aztec Indians, meaning "flea" because of its smallness. In Mexico, the heat of the Chiltepin is called arrebatado (rapid or violent), which implies that although the heat is intense, it quickly diminishes. Late season fruiting, 200 days (must start early indoors). C.annuum.
Soak seed in water over night before planting. Plants grow 2 to 3 feet tall by 2 feet in wide. Plant in rows 2-3 feet apart with spacing between plants 12-18 inches in full sun.
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Combine Tepin flakes, garlic powder, salt and sugar. In a cast-iron or non stick skillet, heat the oil over medium heat, but do not let it smoke or burn. Add peanuts and stir in oil till lightly toasted. Remove and drain on paper towels.
Place peanust in a bowl while still hot, add the Tepin spice mix. Stir 30 seconds to mix well. Spread on a plate until cool. Serve in a bowl with your favorite beverage.
Note: Cook in a well-ventilated area, as the vaporizing Tepin oil will severely irritate your nose, throat and eyes!
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