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Chipotle Oil

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"This is my take on Chinese hot oil. The chipotle gives it a smokey taste. It is great as a dip for bread. Great for pan frying, searing, flavoring, or anything you want to add some kick to."
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4 h 8 m servings 158
Original recipe yields 20 servings (1 1/4 cups)


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  1. Place oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Heat oil to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C) using a candy thermometer to gauge temperature.
  2. Break chipotle chiles into small pieces and place into a a spice grinder; pulse to grind into 1/8-inch pieces. Stir ground chipotle chiles and red pepper flakes into the hot oil. Cook until chile oil begins to foam, 3 to 5 minutes.
  3. Remove chile oil from heat; cover and let sit for 4 hours to overnight. Pour chile oil through a fine mesh strainer into a sealable container.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • Adjust pepper quantities to your level of heat tolerance. I like mine hot.
  • I use a very light olive oil, but you can use peanut oil for a richer flavor.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 158 calories; 16.9 2.7 0.5 0 2 Full nutrition

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Awesome! I used the amounts written and think the kick is perfect as a compliment oil. It's great as an oil when sautéing and as a condiment on soup. Thank you for the recipe.