Homemade Chili Crisp


With tons of texture and crunch, this is a delicious and super easy homemade chili crisp recipe. The oil is infused with Asian flavors and then poured over red chili pepper flakes, making a punchy condiment.

close up view Homemade Chili Crisp in a jar, next to garlic, star anise pods, and peppers
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
35 mins


  • 1 ½ cups vegetable oil

  • 1 ½ shallots, finely chopped

  • 6 cloves garlic, finely chopped

  • 6 whole star anise pods

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • ¾ cup red pepper flakes

  • 1 (1 1/2 inch) piece ginger, or more to taste, peeled and finely chopped

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 2 teaspoons white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon shiitake mushroom powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt


  1. Bring oil, shallots, garlic, star anise, and cinnamon to a simmer in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Continue simmering, swishing oil around occasionally, until garlic and shallots are browned, about 20 minutes.

  2. Mix red pepper flakes, ginger, soy sauce, sugar, mushroom powder, and salt together in a medium bowl.

  3. Strain shallot mixture through a fine mesh sieve over red pepper flake mixture. Let garlic and shallot pieces cool in the sieve, then stir them back into the infused oil. Discard star anise.

  4. Pour into a glass container with a secure top; chill until ready to use.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

171 Calories
17g Fat
5g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 171
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Sodium 151mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 5mg 24%
Calcium 16mg 1%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 135mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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