|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 14g||18%|
|Saturated Fat 1g||5%|
|Total Carbohydrate 1g||0%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||2%|
|Total Sugars 0g|
|Vitamin C 1mg||6%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Love the chili oil at your favorite Asian restaurant? You only need two ingredients to replicate the spicy condiment at home.
1 1/4 cups vegetable oil
6 tablespoons dried red chile pepper flakes (or ground cayenne)
Steps to Make It
Gather the ingredients.
Set out a clean, dry glass bowl or jar and add the chile pepper.
In a small saucepan, heat the oil over medium heat for a few minutes, just until it begins to smoke. Remove the pan from the heat and allow the oil to cool in the pan for a minute or two.
Pour the oil slowly and carefully over the chili pepper, making sure that the oil completely covers the chile pepper. If necessary, use a spoon to stir so that all the chili is submerged.
Set the oil aside to cool for at least an hour or two.
Once cooled, you can taste the oil. If it's to your liking, strain the oil to remove the crushed or ground chile pepper. If you'd like more heat and flavor, cover the oil and allow it to infuse overnight or for as long as desired before straining.
Once strained, store the oil in a clean, airtight glass container. If you used whole dried chile peppers, they can be returned to the oil to gradually intensify its color and flavor.
Enjoy with homemade dumplings.