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Salt and pepper squid

This salt and pepper calamari recipe is perfect for a party.
salt and pepper squid

Crispy salt and pepper squid immediately conjures images of hot summer days on the beach, sitting on the sand with a greasy paper bag of chips beside you. These are a slightly elevated version of the fish and chip staple, with za’atar for spice, and combined brown rice flour and spelt breadcrumbs for a satisfying crunch. Serve with tartare sauce or the garlic yoghurt sauce.

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1.Cut squid in half lengthways. Score insides of squid in a criss-cross pattern; cut into 5cm pieces.
2.Combine breadcrumbs, flour, white pepper, za’atar and parsley in a medium bowl. Whisk eggs in another medium bowl. Dip squid pieces in egg, then coat in breadcrumb mixture, shaking off any excess.
3.Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat; cook squid, in batches, for 2 minutes or until golden and just cooked through. Drain on paper towel. Season with salt.
4.Serve squid straightaway with lemon wedges.

This recipe is best made just before serving.


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