Octopus Tidbits

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Total Time
30 mins
15 mins

This recipe is from Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute. These are wonderful for fancy buffets, freeze well, and make a hit at any and every party. Great for the gourmet, and good for home.

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  1. Boil fresh octopus for at least 10 minutes.
  2. Remove skin.
  3. The skin and suckers will"slip" off the tentacles when it is cooked.
  4. Prepare cooked octopus for tidbits by grinding as you would hamburger.
  5. Once is sufficient.
  6. No further tenderizing is necessary.
  7. Mix ingredients together.
  8. Form into balls no larger than 1" in diameter.
  9. Roll in bread crumbs to coat.
  10. Pan fry in butter or margarine until golden brown.
  11. Garnish with lemon, lime, tomatoes or lettuce.