"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > Recipes & Ingredients > Fish & Seafood
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-27-2006, 04:34 AM   #1
Assistant Cook
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 1
Need Salt & Pepper Squid Help!

Hi Guys,

I have problem! I love salt and pepper squid and tried to make it.

I found it took a while to cook and nothing stuck to it! (ie the flour, salt and pepper)

Could the squids have been too dry before i put them into the mixture? As the recipe i had said to pat the squids dry with kitchen towel before putting them into the mixture.

I also found that the conflour that did actually stick to the squids tasted like cardboard and the whole thing just turned out weird!

Can anyone help?


Bedsey81 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2006, 06:08 AM   #2
Assistant Cook
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 1,694
When frying calamari I dip in an egg wash and then in flour/cornmeal/S&P. Have the oil VERY hot and fry 30 seconds. Longer will make them rubbery.

Gretchen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2006, 01:31 PM   #3
The Dude Abides
TATTRAT's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Bermuda Native in D.C./NoVA
Posts: 5,324
Send a message via AIM to TATTRAT Send a message via Yahoo to TATTRAT Send a message via Skype™ to TATTRAT
I you want it authentic, dont use the flour. I recomend 1 eggwithe to 1 tablespoon cornstarch and velvetize the calamari. Fry it quick, remove then season with salt and pepper. The texture should be very light and crispy like an egg shell. dip in some sweet thai chilli sauce, yumm. Just my $.02.
TATTRAT is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:26 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.