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How to Make Crispy Salt and Pepper Squid

This Salt and Pepper Squid recipe is easy to make at home and tastes exactly like the squid bought at cafes. For a more spicy flavour, add extra pepper.
Servings: 2


For the Crispy Salt and Pepper Squid:

  • 2 squid tubes cleaned
  • 4 tbsp self raising flour
  • 2 tbsp corn flour
  • 1 tbsp sechuan pepper or finely ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp sea salt
  • 2 cups olive or peanut oil for frying

To serve:

  • slices chopped shallots and red long chilli to garnish


To make the Crispy Salt and Pepper Squid:

  • Rinse squid tubes under cold running water and dry off thoroughly with paper towels.
  • Cut squid into bite-sized pieces and score the "fleshy" side on the diagonal to form a diamond pattern.
  • Mix flours, pepper and salt in a bowl and add squid. Toss to coat well.
  • Heat oil in a saucepan until very hot - test the temperature by dropping in a small bread crust, if it sizzles and bread turns golden brown within 10 seconds, the oil is ready.
  • Using tongs, drop in small batches of about 5 pieces into the oil and cook until the crust turns golden.
  • Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on absorbent paper towel. Repeat with the rest.

To serve:

  • Fry up diced shallots and chilli to garnish.
  • Serve immediately, or reheat in a very hot oven or under the grill.
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