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by Christina Julia


Serves: 4 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
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  • 100g/4oz plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 175ml/6fl oz soda or sparkling mineral water
  • 600ml/1pt vegetable oil for deep-frying
  • 450g/1lb cleaned and prepared
  • squid, cut into rings


  • Sift the flour and salt together into
    a bowl. Add the eggs and half the
    soda or mineral water, and whisk
    together until smooth. Gradually
    whisk in the remaining soda water
    until the batter is smooth.
  • Fill a deep heavy saucepan about
    one-third full with oil. Heat the oil
    until a cube of bread browns in
    30 seconds.
  • Dip the squid rings into the batter,
    a few at a time. Carefully drop into
    the hot oil. Fry for 1–2 minutes until
    crisp and golden. Drain on kitchen
    paper, and serve immediately

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