Homemade Chile Oil Is the Condiment You'll Want to Add to Everything

Sizzling chiles in heated oil to createa flavorful condiment is a versatiletechnique embraced by many cultures.And it's so simple to try.Prep the chile flakes by placing them in aheatproof bowl and mixing in any aromatics.Factor in about ¼ cup to ½ cup ofchile flakes for around one cup of oil,adjusting based on heat preference.Pour a neutral oil into a smallsaucepan and heat until it is hotand just starting to shimmer.Infuse the oil with aromatics as it heats.Now, you'll pour the oil over the flakes.Last but not least, be sure to season the chileoil, either with umami packed soy sauce orwith sugar for a savory-sweet element