chilli oil fried eggs

Chilli Oil Fried Eggs

Two ingredient chilli oil fried eggs are proof that the best things in life are also the most simple. This non-recipe recipe takes less than five minutes to throw together and is perfect paired with leftover rice, on toast or even atop a ramen bowl.

With over five million combined views and counting on reels, this is definitely one of my most popular breakfast ideas shared to date. As with all the Kitchen Inspiration you’ll find here as part of this foodie’s diaries, these chilli oil fried eggs are endlessly open to adaption. Tailor your’s to your liking with your choice of garnishes and add-in’s, cooking your eggs to your desired consistency.

What’s more you can also swap the chilli oil for chilli crisp; or even a ginger scallion green chilli oil to switch up the base!

Tips For Cooking Chilli Oil Fried Eggs

chilli oil fried eggs

  • Use a good quality chilli oil. We will be using the chilli oil to cook the eggs , so do be sure to use a good quality one. Homemade works just as well as store-bought, so if you fancy making your own chilli oil beforehand, I’m linking my go-to recipes below.
  • Swapping in substitutes for chilli oil. What’s more, you can also use chilli crisp (chilli oil infused with crispy bits of garlic and onion!) instead of the chilli oil; or if you’re looking to dial down the heat – why not use a quick ginger scallion oil instead?
Homemade Chilli Oil
A jar of homemade chilli oil is the most versatile condiment to have on hand as you can add it to just about everything from eggs to noodles and even salads. The recipe below is easily adaptable to your taste – simply adjust the ingredients below as per your preference to recalibrate the flavours to your spice threshold!
best homemade chilli oil
Homemade Chilli Crisp
Level up your homemade chilli oil with crunchy bits of onion and garlic for a versatile condiment that can be spooned over everything from eggs and fried rice to soups and noodles.
chilli crisp recipe
  • Garnishes galore. While this is a strictly two-ingredient affair, you can pile on any number of add-in’s. I love the toasted nuttiness of sesame seeds and vibrance of scallions/ spring onions, which transform this humble dish into a colourful medley of flavours and textures.

chilli oil fried eggs

Chilli Oil Fried Eggs

Fried eggs cooked in chilli oil or chilli crisp are set to become your new favourite breakfast or brunch, served on rice, ramen or toast!
5 from 1 vote
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Asian, Contemporary
Servings 1


  • 1-2 tbsp chilli oil/ chilli crisp
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1½ tbsp sesame seeds (optional)
  • 1-2 tbsp finely-sliced spring onions/ scallions (optional)


  • Gently heat a splash of chilli crisp or chilli oil
  • Optional: sprinkle scallions / spring onions on top of the chilli oil
  • Drop in two eggs. Let the eggs cook for a few minutes until they reach your desired yolk consistency. If required, carefully swirl the skillet to ensure the chilli oil is evenly distributed around the eggs.
  • Sprinkle on sesame seeds if you like, and serve hot!
    chilli oil fried eggs


Keyword chilli crisp, chilli oil fried eggs, chilli oil noodles, fried eggs

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