Ways to Use Chile Crunch

January 06, 2014

Chile Crunch - available in Colorado Gift Baskets

Chile Crunch is one of our current product obsessions.  It's a totally unique spin on hot sauce - crispy little pieces of chile, garlic, and onion suspended in a flavorful oil.  It is so flavorful, and the little bit of crunch it adds to dishes is addicting! I use it in the same way I'd use a traditional hot sauce and have been gradually building a long list of my favorite ways. 

If you love spicy food, add Chile Crunch to your list of things to try. It's available on our custom gift box page. Here are my favorite ways to use it:

  1. With your morning eggs - scrambled, boiled, or over-easy.  The crunchiness of Chile Crunch is especially great with eggs!
  2. Baked with a quiche or fritatta (or just smeared on top of the final product). Smitten Kitchen has a great recipe for one.
  3. This recipe for Baked Eggs with Hash Brown Crust is perfect for a brunch with friends, and is even better spiced up with Chile Crunch.
  4. Stirred in to a hot brothy soup, like this Lemon Chicken Orzo soup. 
  5. Added as a condiment to top chili alongside sour cream and shredded cheese.
  6. With grilled or baked chicken.
  7. Served with a hummus and pita plate.
  8. Tossed with steamed edamame and butter. 
  9. Have you tried making Quinoa Patties yet? Chile Crunch is excellent with them.
  10. Dollop on top of a big salad.
  11. Added to a cool cous cous, quinoa, or pasta salad.  We love it with things like this Mediterranean Quinoa Salad.
  12. Treat it like harissa, and serve with North African dishes. Here's a whole list of ideas from Saveur.com!
  13. With steamed rice and sauteed veggies.

Do you have any favorite ways to use Chile Crunch? We'd love to hear them!

Also in Colorado Crafted Blog

Social Distancing Care Packages (Remote Gift Ideas)
Social Distancing Care Packages (Remote Gift Ideas)

March 19, 2020

In this post, we'll share our top picks for thoughtful little care packages you can send during this crazy time of social distancing and self isolation. This is a very difficult time, but we hope we can offer you a few little ideas to brighten someone's day! ❤️

Continue Reading

Artisan Profile: Kelly of Merfs Condiments
Artisan Profile: Kelly of Merfs Condiments

March 02, 2020

We're excited to share an artisan profile today on Kelly Schexnaildre, owner and founder of Colorado-based Merf's Condiments. We've carried Merf's flagship product, Hand Grenade Sriracha, for years and it's such a popular best seller for us. Read on to learn about her entrepreneurial story, favorite local haunts, etc.

Continue Reading

Colorado Gifts for Her
Colorado Gifts for Her

February 24, 2020

Looking for the perfect Colorado gift for her? We've rounded up six unique ideas; each one designed to be the perfect gift for someone who loves Colorado. From locally made bath and body products, a tea gift set, Colorado snacks, or collections designed to pamper. Read on to learn more about our gifting favorites.

Continue Reading