Chinese Crisp - Fried Salt and Pepper Squid

Recipe by Lene8655
READY IN: 25mins




  • Slit each squid body open along one side with a sharp knife then score the inside of each in a criss cross pattern.
  • Set aside with the tenticles.
  • Heat 5 cm of Vegetable oil in the base of a deep frying pan.
  • Place the sea salt and the peppercorns in a pestle and mortar and crush coarsely together.
  • stir into the cornflour, then toss with the squid to coat.
  • 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.
  • Cook the squid body and tentacles in the pan for 2 minutes until it rolls up and turns crisp and lightly golden.
  • 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.