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Homemade Chilli Crisp (Chilli Oil)

This delicious condiment is SO versatile, it can be used during cooking, to top dishes & more!

Use in eggs, avocado, noodle dishes, curries, stews... the list goes on!


  1. Add the oil to a pan with the chaotian chillies, garlic, onion, peppercorns, star anise & cinnamon stick.

  2. Heat the oil gently and simmer for around 20 minutes until the peppers, garlic & onion are brown and crispy.

  3. Remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly, in a heatproof jar or container, add the chilli flakes, msg, sugar & 1tsp soy sauce, mix well.

  4. Strain the hot oil into the jar, remove the star anise & cinnamon stick from the strainer and add the remaining chillies, garlic, onion etc into the jar of oil.

  5. Mix well and stir before using.


Top tips:

  • Use different chillies to boost or reduce the heat to your taste.

  • Add different aromatics or ingredients such as coriander seeds, bay leaves etc - this is completely customisable!

  • Fresh garlic & onion can be used, as well as spring onions, peppers etc.

  • Use the oil from, the crisp to cook eggs, chicken or beef & top the dish using the crisp.

  • This is ideal for topping Thai dishes and ramen dishes.


Other ingredients to try adding:

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