Recipe courtesy of Nadia G
Episode: Cheap & Chic
Calamari Fries with Homemade Cocktail Sauce and Ponzu Mayo
Total:
25 min
Active:
20 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
25 min
Active:
20 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • Canola oil, for frying
  • 1 pound fresh squid, cleaned
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly cracked pepper
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • Lemon wedges, for serving
  • Homemade Cocktail Sauce, for serving, recipe follows
  • Ponzu Mayo, for serving, recipe follows
Homemade Cocktail Sauce:
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated horseradish
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Freshly cracked black pepper
Ponzu Mayo:
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons Asian chili sauce
  • 2 tablespoons ponzu
  • 1 clove garlic, minced

Directions

Heat canola oil to 360 degrees F in a pot. 

Slice the squid against the grain into strips. Mix the flour with some sea salt and black pepper and pour out onto a plate. Dredge the squid first in the flour, then in the eggs, and then in the breadcrumbs. Fry until golden and crispy, 20 seconds. Drain on a wire rack. 

Place the calamari fries in a glass and garnish with lemon wedges. Serve with the Homemade Cocktail Sauce and Ponzu Mayo in shot glasses.

Homemade Cocktail Sauce:

Mix the ketchup, horseradish, paprika, cayenne, lemon zest, Worcestershire and lemon juice in a bowl, and season with black pepper.

Ponzu Mayo:

Mix together the mayonnaise, chili sauce, ponzu and garlic in a bowl.

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