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Crispy Squid Salad

This delicious crispy squid salad recipe is perfect for entertaining guests in those warmer months.

Prep Time

    •    Prep time: 10 minutes
    •    Cook time: 10 minutes
    •    Yield: Serves 4


    •    sunflower oil, to deep-fry
    •    2 tbsps extra virgin olive oil
    •    2 long green chillies, thinly sliced
    •    2 tsps grated palm or brown sugar
    •    1 1/2 cups (240g) plain wholemeal flour
    •    2 eggs, lightly beaten with 1 tbsp water
    •    1 purple frisee (curly endive), leaves torn
    •    2 witlof (belgian endive), leaves separated
    •    1 1/2 tbsps each fish sauce and soy sauce
    •    500g baby squid, tentacles attached , cleaned, cut into 3cm pieces


  1. Half-fill a large pan with sunflower oil and heat to 190°C (a cube of bread will turn golden in 30 seconds). Combine flour and 2 tsp each freshly ground black pepper and sea salt flakes in a bowl. Place egg mixture in a separate bowl. In batches, dip the squid in egg, then coat in flour. Deep-fry for 2-3 minutes until golden. Drain on paper towel.
  2. Combine sauces, sugar and olive oil in a bowl. Place leaves on a platter, top with squid and chilli and drizzle with dressing.

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