This is the condiment Mrs.
Heat the peanut oil in a small frying pan or saucepan over a high flame until it has just begun to smoke, then remove the oil from the flame and let it cool off for 5 seconds.
Add the hot pepper flakes to the hot oil; they will cause it to foam up. When the foaming subsides, add the salt. Stir well.
The hot pepper flakes in oil are now ready to use. You can transfer them to another container for storage. Just make sure you stir them up thoroughly every time you use them, so you add both flakes and oil to your dish.
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