How to Seed a Jalapeno or Serrano

I know there are lots of people out there smarter than me, so you might have already discovered this amazing trick to seed a jalapeno or serrano but if not I’ll share my trick! Up until a few years ago I was using a knife to get the seeds out and would also get seeds on my fingers tips and at some point during the day end up with watering eyes after a rubbed them. Then I got smart(er). One day when I was in the kitchen getting ready to cut into some peppers I saw a spoon on the counter and an idea popped into my head! I tried it out and guess what? It worked. I’ve been using it ever since.

How to Seed a Jalapeno

Step 1

First you’ll want to gather your supplies: a cutting board, knife, spoon and of course your jalapenos.

Step 1 The spoon

Step 2

Next cut off the top of the jalapeno and then slice them in half.

Step 2 The Cut

Step 3

Here is were the magic happens. Place the jalapeno in the palm of your hand and take the spoon in your other hand and scrape those seeds out.

Using the Spoon

Step 4

Ta-da! That was it. You are done. Now you can proceed to mincing your pepper or adding it to the dish hole and enjoy not having your hands on fire.

The seeded pepper

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8 thoughts on “How to Seed a Jalapeno or Serrano

    1. Deanna Michaels Post author

      Yes! That’s exactly what I do too. After its seeded I flip it over and try to just tough the skin. Ouch!!! Skin burning from hot peppers is so painful and it’s hard to remember not to touch my mouth or eyes and spread the burning.

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