Chili Oil

Kathy Curts


Turned out to be a great gift at Christmas. You can drizzle it over pasta, pizza, brush it on grilled meats, add some to your favorite dishes! I make a double batch when I use it for gifts.


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  • 1 c
    peanut oil
  • 6 Tbsp
    chopped, dried red chilies
  • 2-3 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 1-2 Tbsp
    sesame oil
  • 2-3
    whole red chilies

How to Make Chili Oil


  1. In a skillet, mix 1C. peanut oil and 6Tbs. dried red chilies. Cook 10 minutes over very low heat. Allow to cool.
  2. When cool, add 2-3 tsp. ground cayenne pepper and 1-2 Tbs. sesame oil. Cover and let stand for at least 12 hours.
  3. Strain through a lined funnel into a sterilized jar or bottle. Add 2-3 whole dried chilies for a decorative effect. Keep in a cool dark place.

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About Chili Oil

Course/Dish: Dips, Marinades, Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Spice/Herb/Seasoning
Regional Style: Mexican

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