Print
Sardine Factory Famous Calamari Puffs Appetizer
Total:
30 min
Prep:
25 min
Cook:
5 min
Yield:
4 servings (5 per person)
Level:
Intermediate
Total:
30 min
Prep:
25 min
Cook:
5 min
Yield:
4 servings (5 per person)
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

  • Vegetable oil, for deep-frying
  • 1 1/4 pounds squid, cleaned tubes only
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup scallions, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons panko (Japanese bread crumbs)
  • 2 tablespoons superfine cracker meal
  • Lemon wedges, for serving
  • Chili Lime Salsa, recipe follows
Chili Lime Salsa:
  • 1 1/4 cups chili sauce
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 1/2 cup horseradish cream
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 ounces lime juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Dash hot pepper sauce (recommended: Louisiana Gold)
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper

Directions

Heat at least 4 inches of oil in a large heavy saucepan or Dutch oven or a deep-fryer to 350 degrees F. (Oil should not come more than halfway up the sides of the pan.) 

Chop the squid fillets into small pieces and place in a medium bowl. Add the chopped onion, scallions, cheese, egg, parsley, garlic, salt and pepper and mix thoroughly. Add bread crumbs into the mixture and form into 1 1/2-ounce balls. Dredge the balls in the cracker meal and lay on a parchment paper-lined sheet pan to firm. Carefully drop squid balls into the fryer and fry until golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes. Arrange them on a platter with lemon wedges and serve with the chili lime salsa on the side.

Chili Lime Salsa:

In a large bowl, mix chili sauce and ketchup together until well blended. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix thoroughly. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

This recipe was provided by a chef, restaurant or culinary professional. It has not been tested for home use.

Trending Videos 7 Videos

Get the Recipe

Gabriele's Limoncello 01:28

Gabriele shares his family recipe for a delicious summertime libation.

Similar Topics:

On TV

Pizza Masters

7:30am | 6:30c

Pizza Masters

8:30am | 7:30c

Pizza Masters

9:30am | 8:30c

Chuck's Eat the Street

10:30am | 9:30c

Chuck's Eat the Street

11:30am | 10:30c

Unique Eats

12pm | 11c

Unique Eats

12:30pm | 11:30c

Unique Eats

1pm | 12c

Unique Eats

1:30pm | 12:30c

Good Eats

2pm | 1c

Good Eats

2:30pm | 1:30c

Carnival Eats

6:30pm | 5:30c

Carnival Eats

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Carnival Eats

8pm | 7c

Carnival Eats

8:30pm | 7:30c

Carnival Kings

9:30pm | 8:30c

Good Eats

11pm | 10c

Good Eats

11:30pm | 10:30c

Carnival Eats

12am | 11c

Carnival Eats

12:30am | 11:30c

Carnival Kings

1:30am | 12:30c

Good Eats

3am | 2c

Good Eats

3:30am | 2:30c

So Much Pretty Food Here