Most of my raw seafood are sourced from mom, who works at a wet market in Penang. She’d pack them frozen in layers of newspaper so that they remain as such during the journey back to KL. The interesting part is, I usually never really know what I’m getting.
So the latest shipment includes squid, one of my favorite seafood, but also one that I have little experience in preparing. I scouted around the internet a little bit and came up with this recipe of deep fried butter squid, an inspiration from several sources, and some personal preference in taste.
home made deep fried butter squid, yum yum
This dish takes a little longer and more steps than most my other recipes, but the end result turned out pretty good, definitely worth the effort and it’ll be something that I shall make again.
- 3 tablespoon rice flour
- 3 tablespoon corn flour
- 1 tablespoon black pepper
- 1 egg (beaten)
- squid (300-500 gram)
- 1 inch ginger
- half a bulb of garlic (you can have more)
- 2 red/green chili
- salt to taste
- 2 tablespoon butter
- vegetable oil for deep frying
ingredients – squid, flour, egg
cooking instruction 1 (deep frying):
- mix rice flour, corn flour, and black pepper in a bowl
- beat an egg in another
- clean squid, you can cut them in rings for bigger squid, remember to remove eyes and beak too
- dip squid into egg, then flour mix, then deep fry till just a shade before the desired golden brown color
- set a side these fried squid
- cut ginger and garlic into slices
- split red/green chili down the middle and remove seeds
- heat up a tablespoon of vegetable oil, then fry garlic, ginger, and chili till fragrant
- add butter, then squid
- fry for another 1-2 minutes
- viola, it’s done!
just a simple two phase cooking procedure
What I really like about this dish is the infusion of butter into the crunchy layer of the squid as well as the fried garlic/ginger. The chili adds a different dimension as well as giving the dish a little bit of a kick. Fresher squid would yield an even better result in my case, but overall the turned out was better than expected.
Check out my other recipes too if you like these style of cooking. Bon appetite!