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Fried Squid

Serve this sweet and delicious seafood as a starter or main course. It's easier to prepare than you think!

ingredients

serves 4
675 g (1 1/2 lb) fresh squid
60 g (2 oz) plain flour
Salt and pepper
Oil for deep-frying
Lemon wedges and parsley for garnishing

method

1. Hold the body of the squid with one hand and the head with the other and pull gently to separate. Remove the intestines and the quill, which is clear and plastic-like. Rinse the body of the squid inside and outside under cold running water.

2. Cut the tentacles from the head, just above the eye. Separate into individual tentacles.

3. Remove the brownish or purplish outer skin from the body of the squid and cut the flesh into 5 mm (1/4 inch) rings.

4. Mix the flour, salt and pepper together on a sheet of paper or in a shallow dish. Toss the rings of squid and the tentacles in the flour mixture to coat. Heat the oil to 180°C/350°F and fry the squid, about 6 pieces at a time, saving the tentacles until last. Remove them from the oil when brown and crisp with a draining spoon and place on paper towels. Sprinkle lightly with salt and continue with the remaining squid. The pieces will take about 3 minutes to cook. Place on serving dishes and garnish each dish with a wedge of lemon and some parsley.

What did you think?

23 people have helped to review this recipe. Thankyou!

New To This!!
posted by Jade @ 03:01PM, 10/12/08
I'm new to squid cooking and have no idea about them!! ((except from the fact that it is extremely nice!!)) I will try this recipe and see how I get on. Thank you.
Lovely
posted by Shera @ 09:02AM, 7/19/09
My family love it
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