The Spicy Peppers Alex Guarnaschelli Thinks Are Inedible

Alex Guarnaschelli continues to make her mark in the cooking world. The television personality serves as the executive chef at New York's Butter restaurant and continues to appear on a number of popular culinary shows. The "Guy's Grocery Games" judge has even published her own cookbook that features her secrets to making incredible meals at home. However, if a recent tweet is any indication, you probably shouldn't expect to see anything overly spicy in her recommended recipes.

A Twitter user recently took to the site to ask Guarnaschelli what she should do with a bunch of ghost peppers that she currently has on hand. "I find them inedibly spicy," the celebrity chef wrote back. Fans that follow the food star were quick to weigh in with their own thoughts with one commenting, "I LOVE spice that adds something to the food. IT makes me SWEAT while I eat it and it hurts but is SOOOO good." Another follower seemed to agree with Guarnaschelli and recommended the original poster use the ghost peppers for pesticide, instead of as an entree ingredient.

How spicy ghost peppers really are and what dishes they are best used in

While most of us are more familiar with red or green peppers, a ghost pepper is extremely different in terms of heat. According to the Atlantic, the Guinness World Records recorded that the ghost pepper is the world's hottest chile pepper, making it a whopping 400 times stronger than the Tabasco sauce you like to dab on your breakfast eggs. It's also been rated by the Pepper Scale as being 107 times hotter than any jalape├▒o you've ever eaten. But if you love everything spicy, it can also add incredible flavor to your dishes.

Bustle recommends using it in pepper jelly, on chicken wings, or as a sauce for roasted vegetable pizza. An at home-cook was experimenting with making a tomato pie and apparently used the ghost pepper as an ingredient by accident, but said she ended up loving the heat. "The sauce had a kick to it, but nothing too extreme," she explained. If that hasn't won you over, the Atlantic also reports that it's been shown to have cancer-fighting properties. So maybe it's time to give this spicy pepper a try in your next meal, just make sure to not get any in your eyes.