Saturday, August 11, 2012

Salt and pepper squid

At times, do you find yourself wanting to take some kind of snacks while watching the tv, drama etc? I do. I was googling for snacks and then I stumbled on one that Nigella made for herself. It looks pretty simple.

Recipe adapted from Nigella Lawson

  • 75g cornflour
  • sufficient oil to do shallow frying
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons pepper
  • 500g baby squid, cut into rings, tentacles left unchopped
  • Lemon for squeezing

  1. Heat your happycall pan or pan with high fire so your pan gets hot.
  2. Combine the squid with salt and pepper into a freezer bag with the cornflour and tossing to coat well.
  3. When the oil is very hot - not quite smoking but almost - fry the squid in batches and cook each batch for about a minute or so till just crisp on the outside and still sweet and tender within. You probably won't need to turn the squid since the oil should bubble up and cook both sides at once, but do if you feel better.
  4. Remove to plates lined with kitchen towel.
  5. Squeeze lemon over and eat with your fingers - quickly.

Do add your favourite tartar sauce, mayonnaise. For me, I used dill mayonnaise and it works out perfectly!

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