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!
700ml neutral oil (vegetable/peanut) - add a splash of sesame oil if you wish!
4-5 Chaotian chillies - finely chopped
25g garlic flakes (chopped)
25g kibbled onions
1tsp brown sugar
Add the oil to a pan with the chaotian chillies, garlic, onion, peppercorns, star anise & cinnamon stick.
Heat the oil gently and simmer for around 20 minutes until the peppers, garlic & onion are brown and crispy.
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.
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.
Mix well and stir before using.
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:
Chipotle flakes - this will give a more smoky heat.
Kibbled Ginger Flakes - add a sharp ginger flavour.
Red Bell Pepper Flakes - Ideal for creating a milder crisp by replacing chillies.
Whole cloves - adds an oriental aromatic flavour.
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