How To: Crack peppercorns cheaply by pressing them between pans

Crack peppercorns cheaply by pressing them between pans

During the holidays, many recipes call for cracked black peppercorn (it's much fresher and much tastier than regular pepper in a plastic seasoning jar).

But what if you don't have a fancy pepper grinder with you? Check out this video to learn how to place the peppercorns on a pan and then crack them by crushing them with another pan.

CHOW Senior Food Editor Jill Santopietro shows you how to use simple kitchen equipment to crack whole peppercorns if you don't have a fancy pepper grinder.

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