Crispy squid with capers

Crispy squid with capers

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  • Serves 6 as a starter

A hint of garlic mayo makes everything that little bit more delicious, and this crisp calamari is no exception

  • Easily doubled
  • Easily halved
Nutrition: per serving
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal287
fat18g
saturates3g
carbs22g
sugars1g
fibre1g
protein11g
low insalt0.58g
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Ingredients

Method

  • STEP 1

    Cut the squid into rings about ½cm thick. Tip the flour into a freezer bag and season well. Add the capers, then give everything a good shake to mix together. Tip the squid into the bag, then shake again until all the rings are well coated. Mix together the garlic and mayonnaise, then place in a serving bowl.

  • STEP 2

    Pour some oil into a large pan until it comes about 7cm up the sides, but the pan is no more than a third full. Place over a medium heat and let the oil warm up. To test that the oil is ready, place a small piece of bread in the pan – it should sizzle when it touches the oil.

  • STEP 3

    Remove a handful of squid from the flour and shake off any excess. Gently drop into the oil, then cook for about 3 mins until crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon and place on kitchen paper. Repeat with the remaining squid. Serve straight away with the mayonnaise and lemon wedges.

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