How do you toast a Chile?

= How to Toast Dried Chili Peppers = Toast dried chilies for a unique flavor.
# Heat an ungreased griddle or heavy skillet over medium heat; place the chili peppers on the griddle in a single layer.

# Cook the chilies 1 to 3 minutes until the color changes slightly (but do not burn) and the chilies become fragrant (but not to the point of emitting a harsh aroma), pressing them down with a spatula and turning over occasionally.