Black Urfa Chili Flakes - 1.8 ounces
1.8 ounces in a glass jar
Sun-cured in southeastern Turkey, this black urfa chili develops rich notes of chocolate and dried fruit that complement its subtle heat. It's stone-ground and packed with salt and a little sunflower seed oil to preserve its flavor and moist texture. Burlap & Barrel is a New York-based spice company working towards ending inequality and exploitation in food systems that disenfranchise skilled farmers.
Sprinkle urfa on kebabs and scrambled eggs, cook it in beans and soups, stir it into salad dressings or add it to chocolate desserts for depth and a hint of heat.
Meet the Farmer: Bekir Bey is a farmer just outside the city of Urfa, where he and his family cultivate about 12 acres of chili peppers, almost all of which will be cut up, fermented and ground into the famous black Urfa chili flakes. They spend about 10 months of the year planning, planting, tending, watering and harvesting these very special chilies. The combination of this variety with the sandy soil, a hot, dry climate and a particular fermentation method creates a pepper unlike any other in the world.