A perfect snack food, deep-fried in a fragrant flour and chilli coating.


1kg baby squid, cleaned, tentacles retained
1 cup flour
2T salt
2T white pepper
3T chilli powder
Oil for deep frying
2 lemons cut into wedges for garnish

  1. Slit the squid open, and then cut into 1cm strips.
  2. In a bowl combine the flour, salt, pepper and chilli powder.
  3. Heat the oil in a deep fryer or wok, to the depth of 5cm.
  4. When ready to cook, toss the squid strips, a handful at a time, in the flour mixture, shake off the excess flour and drop it carefully into the hot oil, taking care not to burn yourself. Separate the pieces, and fry for 2 minutes. Remove with slotted spoon and drain on paper towel. Repeat until all the squid is cooked. Serve immediately on a large platter, and garnished with wedges of lemon.
  5. Serves 8-10

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