Salt And Pepper-Fried Squid

Salt And Pepper-Fried Squid
Salt And Pepper-Fried Squid

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

1

servings

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

1

servings

Ingredients

  • 1

    pound baby or medium squid (tentacles optional), skinned, cleaned

  • Vegetable oil for deep-frying

  • 2

    tablespoons coarse sea salt

  • 1

    tablespoon freshly-ground black pepper

  • 1/2

    cup cornstarch

  • 1

    limes - (to 2) cut crosswise

  • into 8 wedges

Directions

Slice clean, dry squid into 1/8-inch rings. If using medium-size squid, cut open squid and make a light crisscross pattern on the outside with a paring knife, then cut into approximately 1-inch pieces. Heat oil in wok over medium heat to about 375 degrees. Mix salt, pepper, and cornstarch in a plastic bag. Add the squid, seal the bag, and shake it to coat each piece evenly. Put a few squid pieces at a time in the palm of your hand and shake off the excess cornstarch mix. Working in batches, deep-fry the squid until the rings turn golden and crisp, about 1 minute, or if using 1-inch square pieces, until they curl up and crisp, about 1 minute. Drain on paper towels and serve with lime wedges on the side. This recipe yields ?? servings.

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