I LOVE hot oil. I take a big batch of dried hot peppers that I have either bought already dried, or bought fresh and dried myself. Then I grind them in the food processor until they are a coarse powder. Then I put them in regular vegetable oil, bring to a simmer, turn off the heat, and let them steep until they cool. Then refrigerate.
I've also made it without heating the oil but just processing the peppers and mixing them with the oil. Refrigerate it or leave it at room temperature but not too too long because it can grow bacteria.
There was a post on here not too long ago about making homemade oils and food safety.
Does anybody have the link? It had very good information.
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