Homemade Spicy Chili Crunch Oil Recipe with Olive Oil

by Alex Cogen
Homemade Spicy Chili Crunch Oil Recipe with Olive Oil - Texas Hill Country Olive Co.

If you're a fan of spicy condiments, and have never tried a chili crunch oil, you are truly missing out.

It's a spicy condiment that originated in China with the Lao Gan Ma brand, and can be found at the table in most Chinese restaurants.

Now it has found mass appeal all over the globe, and can be used in various cuisines. Our favorite ways to use it? We love adding it to stir frys, toasts, eggs, and even pasta sauces!

As much as we do love the grocery store bought versions, we are big fans of making our own and using natural ingredients! Plus, the addition of our Black Pepper Garlic Infused Olive Oil is truly a game changer!

Although a lot of homemade chili crisp oil is made with sesame oil, we opt for olive oil because it has more nutritional value than the alternative.

Now, a warning: THIS IS VERY SPICY. We may as well call it an extra spicy chili crunch! Make sure you try a small amount the first time you taste it. So use either in moderation, or feel free to use less red pepper and peppercorns and opt for more black pepper.

Homemade Spicy Chili Crunch Oil



  1. Combine the olive oils in a pan over medium heat.

  2. Add the crushed red chili peppers and Sichuan peppercorns to the hot oil. Stir continuously to infuse the oil with the flavors of the spices.

  3. Once the spices are fragrant and the oil has turned reddish, add the minced garlic. Continue to stir and cook until the garlic becomes golden brown.

  4. Add soy sauce, sugar, and salt to the mixture. Stir well to combine the ingredients.

  5. Allow the chili oil to cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, ensuring that all the flavors meld together.

  6. Remove the pan from heat and let the chili oil cool to room temperature.

  7. Transfer the chili oil to a clean, airtight jar for storage.

  8. Serve over toasts (pan con tomate pictured below) and eggs, mix into sauces, and use in various other ways!

Pan Con Tomate with Homemade Spicy Chili Crunch Oil

Time to Enjoy!

Use this delicious spicy-crunchy chili oil with olive oil to enhance the flavor of various dishes, such as noodles, rice, stir-fries, or even as a dipping sauce. Adjust the spice level according to your preference.

Here are some of our favorite dishes that could use this chili crunch oil:

These are truly the best chili crisps, filled with crunchy garlic, and tons of heat! A little bit of this chile oil is always a good idea in our book.

And don't forget to click below to download a copy of this spicy chili crisp recipe!

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