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Crushed Red Chiles: Same as Red Pepper Flakes?

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Crushed Red Chiles: Same as Red Pepper Flakes?

Wolfgang | May 30, 2008 02:51 PM

I'm making a linguine con vongole tonight. The recipe calls for crushed red chiles. I have red pepper flakes at home. Are these the same thing?

If I went to the store, is there a specific red chile I should buy? Fresh? Dried? Then mince it?

Thanks for your help.

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