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Chili Oil

Photo: Kate Sears; Styling: Susan Vajaranant
Prep time 10 mins
Yield 1 1/2 cups, enough for 1 bottle
This homemade Chili Oil adds a flavorful kick when cooking or seasoning foods. And with only 3 ingredients, this quick and easy flavored oil makes a thoughtful gift for that special cook on your list.

Ingredients

  • 7 dried arbol chiles
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons crushed red pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups oil (vegetable or olive)

How to Make It

  1. Stir all ingredients together in a pot. Warm over medium-low heat until a candy thermometer registers 165ºF. Let cool. Strain and pour into bottle. Cork; keep chilled for up to 1 month.

Also appeared in: All You, December, 2013, Homemade for the Holidays SIP;