Chili Crisp

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Chili crisp is an essential component of my 911 noodles, the ultimate quick and easy meal. The noodles use this to elevate the heat level to five-alarm fire status – if you so desire. A little of this quick and easy  home-made condiment goes a long way, so be cautious. You can always add more.

It uses ingredients already on your cupboard shelf or available at the local mega grocery store. I chose to create my own recipe because of the outrageous pricing of commercially available products. Instead of the $13-$15 prices for 3-4 ounces, this can be made for $1-$2 per cup. It also doesn’t require the chemicals and stabilizers of products designed for years of shelf life in supermarkets.

Making Your Chili Crisp

This is so easy you don’t need detailed photos. I want you to use this as a starting point for your own special recipe by adding, subtracting and adjusting it to your personal taste. You can make it more savory with soy sauce or worcestershire. Some like to toast and crisp vegetables like bell pepper or mushrooms and shallots. Finally, consider any of your favorite herbs and spices on the shelf, the sky is the limit! Print

Chili Crisp

5 alarm fire chili pepper condiment with onion and sesame seed

  • Author: Tim
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 5
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x


  • 1/2 cup grapeseed oil
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds – toasted and crushed
  • 2 tsp dried, minced onion – toasted
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp sichuan peppercorns – lightly ground in a mortar and pestle
  • 1/3 cup red pepper flakes
  • 1 TBL gochujang Korean red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp accent


  1. Place the sesame seeds in a non-stick pan and toast over medium heat until they begin to turn golden brown, about 1 minute. Transfer to a mortar and lightly crush them, then ptransfer to a small sealable glass container
  2. Toast the onion the same way for about 30-40 seconds until it becomes fragrant, then transfer to the same jar.
  3. Place the remaining ingredients in the jar and mix with a fork
  4. Heat the grapeseed oil in a small pot briefly over medium heat, but do not allow it to come to a boil, about 30 to 60 seconds
  5. Carefully pour over the spices in the jar and mix again with the fork
  6. Cover and allow it to cool to room temperature, stir again, seal the top and refrigerate overnight to let the flavors develop. Stir and remix before each use.