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Home Made Chilli Crisp

serves

Serves

prep-time

5

minutes

Preparation Time

recipe-type

45

minutes Stove Top

Cooking Time

Ingredients
  • 2 cups (500 mL) vegetable oil
  • 2 cups shallots, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup garlic, thinly sliced
  • 4 x star anise (sub. 1 tsp anise ground)
  • 2 long red, hot chilli, thinly sliced
  • 2 x cinnamon sticks
  • 1 1/2 tsp Sichuan peppercorns
  • 1/4 cup McCormick Organic Chilli Flakes
  • 2 tbsp (40 mL) soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp McCormick Paprika Smoked
  • 1 tbsp white sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger, finely minced
  • 2 tsp sugar
Directions
  1. In a medium-large saucepan over medium low heat combine oil, shallots, garlic, star anise, sliced chilli, cinnamon sticks and Sichuan peppercorns. Bring to a simmer and allow to fry slowly until shallots and garlic are dark golden in colour.
  2. While mixture is slow frying, in a medium bowl combine chilli flakes, soy sauce, smoked paprika, sesame seeds, ginger and sugar. Stir to combine.
  3. Once garlic and shallots have become golden brown, strain hot oil into chilli flake mixture. Set aside fried garlic and shallots, allowing to cool and crisp up.
  4. Combine oil mixture with the crisped fried items. Refrigerate until needed.
Recipe Tip

This chilli crisp is a great condiment or ingredient that packs a ton of flavour & texture along with a good hit of heat.
Recipe makes 2 cups (500 mL)

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