Deep-Fried Chilli

Basic Recipe 48

Preparation info

  • Difficulty

    Easy

  • Makes

    8

    portions

Appears in

Season to Taste

By Liam Tomlin

Published 2005

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Ingredients

  • 4 Medium chillies
  • Vegetable oil for deep-frying
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground pepper

Method

Cut the chillies in half, remove the stalks and seeds and slice thinly. Heat the oil to 170°C in a heavy-based saucepan. Add the sliced chillies and cook until crisp, stirring frequently. Remove from the heat and lift the chillies out of the oil using a slotted spoon. Drain on kitchen paper to absorb excess oil. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground pepper. When the oil has cooled, pass it through a fine sieve into a clean container, ready to use again.