How to Crush Peppercorns

Crushed peppercorns can be used when cooking a variety of meats. After crushing the pepper, try using the spice on chicken, turkey or beef.

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp. whole peppercorns

Steps

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    Pour the peppercorns into a mound in the center of a cutting board.
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    With your right hand, angle a large pan at a 45 degree angle on top of the corns.
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    Push down strongly with your left hand at the bottom of the pan that covers the peppercorns.
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    Lift the pan and gather the peppercorns back into a neat pile.
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    Push down again with the pan to continue crushing the pepper. Repeat the process until the peppercorns reach the desired texture.

Tips

  • If your left hand gets tired of pushing, switch so your right hand pushes and your left hand holds the pan steady.

Things You Need

  • Cutting board
  • Large cooking pan

Article Info

Categories: Food Preparation