Crush these dried chiles to spice up your favorite dishes! These New Mexico Sandia
(similar to Anaheim) variety chile ("chili", in English) pepper pods come to us from the most famous chile-growing town in the world: Hatch, New Mexico
. Hatch's unique combination of high altitude, sandy soil conditions and long, hot growing days produce quality chiles year after year. The unrivaled quality of Hatch chiles has earned the area the title "Chile Capital of the World."
Tip: You can bring whole dried pods "back to life" if you soak them in water that's almost at the boiling point for about 20 minutes. Then, puree the pods into paste for use in sauce, salsa, tamales, flautas, burritos, or a variety of marinades.