Andy’s Crispy Chilli Oil Recipe

Check out old mate Andy’s “Crispy Chilli Oil Recipe” – think you can handle the spice?!

You will need:

Crispy bits
• 250g of a neutral oil – I used grape seed
• 20g ginger
• 25g garlic
• 70g shallots

Chilli oil
• 25g chilli flakes
• 6g szechuan pepper
• 2 tbs @threeblueducks chilli salt
• 2 star anise
• 1 cinnamon stick
• 3 bay leaves
• 10g sesame seeds
• 1tbs mushroom powder

• 4tbs light soy sauce
• 1tbs maple syrup
• 1tbs sesame oil

Now time to make!
Finely slice the shallots, ginger and garlic, then place the oil in a pan over a medium heat. Fry the shallots, ginger and garlic slowly for about 15 minutes or until it’s golden and crispy. The slower you go, the more crisp the goodies will become!

Once golden and good, strain the oil off and leave to dry out on some paper towel.
Transfer the oil back to the pan and heat to 190’c, while the oil is heating, mix together the chilli flakes, szechuan pepper, Three Blue Ducks Chilli Salt, star anise, cinnamon, bay leaves, sesame seeds and mushroom powder in a heavy based bowl. Pour the hot oil over the chilli mix and leave to bubble away. Once the mix has cooled down a touch, season with the soy, maple syrup and sesame oil.

Finally, once the mix has completely cooled, take out the cinnamon, star anise and bay leaves, then mix through the crispy shallots, ginger and garlic. Transfer to a clean jar and store in the cupboard for 6 months, or if you froth on chilli like Andy, smash it on absolutely anything and everything