Lao Gan Ma - Crispy Chilli in Oil

I love savory yogurt so this sounds awesome to me. Tapenade and chopped walnuts on plain Greek yogurt is one of my faves.

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/food/2022/09/20/gnocchi-chili-crisp-caper-recipe/

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I must try this, hadn’t occurred to me before!

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The Fly by is our fave of all. Deep, luscious, and tangy.

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We just opened our second jar last night!

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Whoa. I wonder how that would be with potato pierogi…

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First tried this one about a week ago. Costco is selling 2 packs. Fly by Jing I think you meant to write. While I’m not the greatest fan of grandma, finding it to taste a big musty, I found Fly to be a lot of chili oil and very little crisp. At the same time, we cracked open one called Mr. Bing that we found at the grocery. I think grandma has them both beat for flavor and texture.

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A lot of the “crisp” sinks to the bottom. I find I need to stir it before I use it. But I only have the black bean flavor of LGM to compare it to, commercially (so, a lot of black beans bound by some chile oil). FBJ seems a similar oil to stuff ratio as when I make my own.

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Interesting. I’d say my jar of Fly is 1/3 oil, at least, whereas grandma might be closer to half of that. Even when stirred. The oil rises to the top of both.

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FWIW, I love eating this with white rice. Can’t be healthy but its delicious. Other easy favorite is boiling up some fresh noodles (I like ramen) stir in Lao Gan Ma and top with a fried egg over easy.

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Yup, i abbreviated it. Not as crispy but to my mind it’s got a deep flavor…

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I was looking at squash recipes that called for chili crisp.

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If I’ve already bragged, sorry…I found a half dozen Fly By Jing jars for $1.99 each and bought them all!

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Nice! Where did you find them? (I still haven’t tried that brand)

It’s great.

I found them at a grocery outlet called Hopey here in NC.

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The recipe in the beef video is on my list of things to make.

What’s an example of “red fragrant chili powder”?