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    Chinese Crisp - Fried Salt and Pepper Squid

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    25 mins

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    Lene's Note:

    This is one of my all time favourite Chinese dishes. Baby squid are best for this recipe as they cook quickly and are tender.

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    1. 1
      Slit each squid body open along one side with a sharp knife then score the inside of each in a criss cross pattern.
    2. 2
      Set aside with the tenticles.
    3. 3
      Heat 5 cm of Vegetable oil in the base of a deep frying pan.
    4. 4
      Place the sea salt and the peppercorns in a pestle and mortar and crush coarsely together.
    5. 5
      stir into the cornflour, then toss with the squid to coat.
    6. 6
      Cook the chillies and salad onions in the hot oil for 30 seconds then scoop them out with a mesh spoon and drain on kitchen paper.
    7. 7
      Cook the squid body and tentacles in the pan for 2 minutes until it rolls up and turns crisp and lightly golden.
    8. 8
      Transfer the squid to a plate, scatter over the crispy chilli and salad onions and serve with soy sauce for drizzling and lemon wedges for squeezing over.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 26, 2007


      Not the breading recipe I was looking for; and the squid came out pretty tough :(

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    • on May 24, 2008


      Excellent, you can't go wrong (well maybe shasha can) with this's a winner. It's a regular for us and always tender..cheers and thanks

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    • on March 15, 2008


      This was absolutely delicious. I didn't have chillies, which was unfortunate, but the rest I had and it swas simply stunning. The only difference was that I'd never fry the squid for two minutes. I think it would become quite tough. I fried it for closer to 30 or 40 seconds, and it was melt in the mouth soft. Delicious! Thanks for sharing!

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    Nutritional Facts for Chinese Crisp - Fried Salt and Pepper Squid

    Serving Size: 1 (283 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1594.5
    Calories from Fat 1488
    Total Fat 165.4 g
    Saturated Fat 21.5 g
    Cholesterol 175.0 mg
    Sodium 1780.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 19.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.2 g
    Sugars 0.9 g
    Protein 13.5 g

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