Homemade Hot Chili Oil


Preparation info
  • Yields

    1 cup

    • Difficulty


Appears in

By Barbara Tropp

Published 1982

  • About

Vegetable oil infused with the color and fire of hot red chili peppers is a staple seasoning throughout north and central China. It is used mainly in cold dishes or as part of a dipping sauce for dumplings or springrolls, but occasionally is sprinkled on top of a stir-fry as it exits from the wok. Some people I know insist on carrying a bottle of chili oil with them most everywhere they go and putting it on most everything they eat, but I am more of a spice-loving moderate. “A little dab’ll