Oil flavored w/ chili & garlic

3 Jun

©PGhoman Flavored Oil

Flavored oils can cost a small fortune in the stores but with this easy to make method you will end up saving time and money in the long run!

Store in a cool area and it can last for months.

Great used to dip bread, drizzle on pasta/salad and can be used instead of regular oil when cooking for an added flavor.

For best results let this flavored oil cool and sit for 24 hours before using.

Makes: 2 cups

You will need: a small glass container to keep the oil in once prepared, the lid should be tightly fitted. I’d suggest either a glass bottle with a cork stopper or an old glass pasta jar.


  • 2 cups of olive oil
  • 1 large bulb of garlic
  • 6 tablespoons of red chili flakes


  1. In a small saucepan, over a very low heat, warm the olive oil.
  2. In the meantime peel the garlic cloves and chop unevenly. Some pieces should be sliced thinly, some left thick, chop half the bulb into very small pieces. Place all the garlic pieces in the glass container.
  3. When the oil has warmed up, do not let it boil, spoon the chili flakes in and remove from heat. Let the oil and chili mixture sit for a couple of minutes until the flakes start to appear darker in shade. Do not let them turn black, I advise staying near the stove whilst making this mix as it does not take long.
  4. When the oil mixture is ready pour it all into the glass container, which should already have the garlic inside, secure the lid/stopper and gently shake so the garlic and chili oil mix together.
  5. Store in a cool area until needed.

2 Responses to “Oil flavored w/ chili & garlic”

  1. Sonja June 10, 2010 at 6:28 am #

    Ooooh, this looks awesome! I love flavored oils. Thanks for the great recipe! xo


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