We’re obsessed with this chili crunch fried egg dish. This popular homemade condiment is wonderful on so many foods. One application we always use for this condiment is to put it on fried eggs. The touch of crunchy, garlicky, oniony, slightly spicy flavors on eggs takes it to a whole new level. Try this chili oil fried egg and you’ll be as obsessed as we are.

Chili crunch fried eggs in pan

What is Chili Crunch?

This popular condiment has so many names, but essentially it’s a crunchy, flavorful and spicy condiment originally served in Asian restaurants. It’s become a world wide popular condiment now and we have a homemade version that you can make. It’s easy to customize the levels of spicy that you want. Here’s an article explaining more about chili garlic crunch or chili oil here. And more about how it’s gone viral.

What is Chili Crunch Fried Egg?

It’s two of our favorite foods together: our homemade chili crunch oil topped on fried eggs. The crunchy textures of the condiment on top of egg is fantastic. It’s so simple to make and quick to put together. It’s perfect for morning breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Add the fried egg on top of rice or noodles for dinner and you have a quick and flavorful meal in minutes. There’s so many ways to enjoy this chili oil fried egg!

Chili crunch eggs avocado toast

Video: Chili Crunch Fried Egg Recipe

Tips on Making Chili Crunch Fried Egg

  • When adding the spoonful of chili onion crunch on the pan, add the egg on top right away. If you let the chili crunch heat up too long on the pan, it will burn and get smoky.
  • Another option to avoid the smoky chili oil is to fry the eggs first, then drizzle the condiment on afterwards.
  • You don’t need to season the eggs to much because the chili crunch oil has so much flavor already. Taste the eggs with the chili oil first, then add additional salt if needed.
  • If you like your eggs over easy, then the chili
  • All the chili crunch fried egg recipe details are in the recipe box below.
Chili crunch eggs avocado toast

Chili Garlic Crunch (Chili Crisp) Fried Eggs

You can use homemade chili crunch or store bought (also often called also often called chili crisp, chili garlic crunch, or similar variations). The level of spice will vary a lot between different brands of chili crunch. For the chili crunch fried eggs, make sure to adjust amount of chili crunch based on the spiciness the one you are using and to your taste.
Some chili crisps have less oil than others. If you are using the drier style of chili crunch, add a little extra oil or butter to the pan before frying the eggs.
Be ready to immediately add the egg to the pan after putting the chili crunch in. You don’t want the chili crunch to burn or else it will become bitter and the air will be like mace.
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For Chili Crunch Fried Eggs

  • 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) chili crunch with some of the oil
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) extra oil or butter , if needed (optional)
  • 2 large eggs

For Homemade Chili Crunch (makes about 1/2 cup)

  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) oil
  • 6 cloves fresh garlic , minced or sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) red chili flakes
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) dried minced garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) dried chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoons (10 ml) sugar , or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) kosher salt , if using table salt, use a little less
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) cayenne (optional to taste)
  • 2 teaspoons (10 ml) soy sauce


Chili Garlic Crunch Fried Egg Instructions

  • Heat a saute pan on medium-high heat. If your chili crunch is the drier style add the oil or butter to the pan then add the chili crunch, otherwise just add the chili crunch with its oil to the pan.
    Chili crisp in pan
  • As soon as you have added the chili crunch to the pan, immediately crack the eggs on over the top. If you wait too long to add the eggs, the chili oil aromatics will burn and will be like mace. If the chili crunch overheats and smokes, turn on your vent hood or fan for good ventilation. Or open up your windows.
    Prep tip: you can always crack the eggs ahead of time, each in their own individual bowl. It is a little more clean up, but less rushed when cooking and you don’t have to worry about stray egg shells getting into the pan.
    Raw egg in pan with chili crisp
  • As eggs are cooking, spoon some of the hot chili crunch and oil that is in the pan over the eggs so the chili crunch can cook into the top.
    Chili crisp over eggs in pan
  • Fry the eggs until edges are crispy and center whites are set. If you want the eggs to set faster, cover with a lid when able to while cooking.
  • Serve on toast, rice, noodles or whatever you like. We love it over avocado toast!
    Chili crisp eggs on toast with avocado

Homemade Chili Garlic Crunch Instructions

  • Mince or slice the garlic to your preferred size (it doesn't really matter how big or small it is, just how much of a garlic bite you want).
    Garlic being sliced
  • Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. Add garlic and cook about 1 minute or until lightly golden.
    Chopped garlic being added to pan with hot oil
  • Immediately remove from heat (the garlic will continue to cook a little in the pan. You want it to be just a light golden brown. Don't let the garlic burn or else it will become bitter).
    Spoonful of cooked garlic above pan
  • Stir in rest of the ingredients (red chili flakes, dried minced garlic, dried chopped onion, sugar, sesame seeds, salt, smoked paprika, cayenne, and soy sauce).
    Dried garlic being poured into pan with cooked garlic
  • Taste for flavor and adjust to your liking. Cool completely. After cooled, store in a mason jar or similar. Stir well before using.
    Spoonful of chili garlic crunch in mason jar


Nutrition Information per Serving

Calories: 147kcal, Carbohydrates: 3g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 6g, Trans Fat: 0.1g, Cholesterol: 186mg, Sodium: 275mg, Potassium: 123mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 681IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 37mg, Iron: 1mg
chili oil on spoon

Where to buy chili crunch or chili oils?

If you don’t want to make it homemade, you can buy some great pre-made jars now. These are a few of our favorites, each with their own style.

How to serve fried eggs with chili crunch oil?

  • Add it to chicken wings and it’ll be the most flavorful chicken wing you ever tasted. Here’s our recipe for chili crisp chicken wings. chicken wings on plate
  • On avocado toast! We love the creamy texture of avocado on crispy toast with the rich, savory, umami fried eggs.
  • In a sandwich or burger. If you love having a runny egg on your burger or sandwiches, these chili crisp fried eggs are perfect for that combo.
  • Fried rice, regular rice or any type of grain. Add this to a rice or grain bowl. It’s like a seriously delicious restaurant style grain bowl topped with chili onion crunch fried egg.
  • It’s great on noodles or spaghetti too. For a quick meal, just cook up the noodles of a ramen packet and then serve the eggs on top.
  • Any type of pasta is great like penne, fusilli or macaroni.
  • These are great as a snack with crackers. Just dip the crackers in the rich spicy savory egg yolks or serve them on the crackers.