Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 mins

Very easy addition to a tapas evening, or just on its own as a snack. The crispy capers themselves are quite lovely! Serve with garlic mayo and lemon wedges. To clean the squid, firstly remove the solid clear shaft running from the head to the end of the body. Pull the head away from the body slowly but firmly to remove the innards. Wash the body under running water - if there's any dark skin, this can usually be rubbed off, but dont worry to much if it sticks. Cut the head just below the eyes, retaining the tentacles, which can be used in the dish, but discard the rest of the head and innards.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place the flour, salt and capers in a strong plastic bag, shake vigorously to coat.
  2. Cut the squid into rings approx 1cm wide. Pat dry and add these, and the tentacles, to the flour and capers. Shake again until completely covered.
  3. Deep-fry in small batches for a couple of minutes until slightly golden.
  4. Remove from the oil with a slotted spoon and allow to drain on kitchen towel.
  5. Sprinkle with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, if desired, before serving.


Most Helpful

The capers were a nice addition. Very easy to prepare and very quick

iris5555 February 05, 2010

Very nice, easy to make and tasty! I would add some salt and pepper, but it's great!

Luschka May 26, 2008

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