Hot Chili Oil Recipe


Why We Love This Recipe

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If you hang around our blog, you will know that we are kind of obsessed with kickin’ up the heat & all things spicy. Our hot chili oil is the best way to “turn up the heat” in most dishes.

One of our favorite things to do is have wine & cheese nights. I love making cheese boards when we have “at home” date nights or entertaining our guests. One of our FAVORITE dips/oil to go on our cheese board is this hot chili oil. It pairs exceptionally well with aged white cheddar cheese. When my family tries to be super fancy, we picture ourselves in an Italian restaurant where they serve fresh-baked Italian bread with a flavorful dipping oil to all of their guests; we use this oil as our base. (*see our helpful hints for ways to make the BEST bread dipping oil) Freshly baked bread dipped in hot oil = total satisfaction.

The chili oil keeps in an airtight jar for up to 4 months.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 2 heaping tablespoons red pepper flakes
Hot Chili Oil Recipe

What You Will Need

  • Measuring Cups & Measuring Spoons
  • Small Saucepan

Let’s Take It Step by Step

  1. In a small saucepan, add 1 cup of vegetable oil, warm the oil over medium-high heat until a pepper flake sizzles when you drop it into the oil. 
  2. Add the red pepper flakes, stir & cook over the lowest heat possible until fragrant; about 4-5 minutes. 
  3. Remove the pan from heat & let it cool. The oil will get spicer & darker in color, the longer it infuses. Make sure the oil is completely cooled & store in an airtight container/dispenser, for up to 4 months.
Hot Chili Oil Recipe

Variations and Options

None

What We Suggest Pairing it With

This can be added to almost anything- yes, anything. If you want some added heat, add a few dashes (or TBSP) of the hot chili oil to turn up the heat in any dish or dip.

Helpful Hints

  • Store the hot chili oil in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 months.
  • Use this hot chili oil in any dish to “kick up the heat.”
  • We use this hot chili oil as a base for our “bread dipping oil.” Add Italian seasoning, minced garlic, coarse grated Locatelli cheese, freshly ground salt & pepper.
Hot Chili Oil Recipe

Hot Chili Oil Recipe

One of our FAVORITE dips/oil to go on our cheese board is this hot chili oil. It pairs exceptionally well with aged white cheddar cheese. When my family tries to be super fancy, we picture ourselves in an Italian restaurant where they serve fresh-baked Italian bread with a flavorful dipping oil to all of their guests; we use this oil as our base. (*see our helpful hints for ways to make the BEST bread dipping oil) Freshly baked bread dipped in hot oil = total satisfaction.

Equipment

  • Measuring Cups & Measuring Spoons
  • Small Saucepan

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 2 heaping tablespoons red pepper flakes

Instructions
 

  • In a small saucepan, add 1 cup of vegetable oil, warm the oil over medium-high heat until a pepper flake sizzles when you drop it into the oil.
  • Add the red pepper flakes, stir & cook over the lowest heat possible until fragrant; about 4-5 minutes.
  • Remove the pan from heat & let it cool. The oil will get spicer & darker in color, the longer it infuses. Make sure the oil is completely cooled & store in an airtight container/dispenser, for up to 4 months.

Notes

Variations and Options

None

What We Suggest Pairing it With

This can be added to almost anything- yes, anything. If you want some added heat, add a few dashes (or TBSP) of the hot chili oil to turn up the heat in any dish or dip.

Helpful Hints

  • Store the hot chili oil in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 months.
  • Use this hot chili oil in any dish to “kick up the heat.
  • We use this hot chili oil as a base for our “bread dipping oil.” Add Italian seasoning, minced garlic, coarse grated Locatelli cheese, freshly ground salt & pepper.

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