Chili Oil

Pat Duran


This is an easy chili oil to make yourself.If you leave the pepper flakes in the oil; they will make it hotter the longer it stands. The oil keeps indefinitely in a small glass jar with a tight fitting lid in the refrigerator.


★★★★★ 2 votes

makes 3/4 cup
5 Min
20 Min


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  • 2 Tbsp
    red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 c
    peanut oil
  • 1/4 c
    canola or safflower oil
  • 1 Tbsp
    sesame seed oil, optional

How to Make Chili Oil


  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the pepper flakes and peanut oil and canola oil.
    Bring almost to a boil, then turn off the heat and let cool, if using the sesame seed oil , add that now.
  2. Strain into a glass container with a tight fitting top.
    You could also cook it with a garlic clove , if desired.

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About Chili Oil

Course/Dish: Other Sauces, Dressings
Main Ingredient: Spice/Herb/Seasoning
Regional Style: Asian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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