Chicharron de calamar (fried calamari) - Life is tastier by the sea
Recipe type: Appetizer
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Serves: 6
  • 1 pound squid, cleaned
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and pepper
  • Potato starch or rice flour
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • 1 cup mayonnaise or tartar sauce
  1. If you bought whole squids, wash them in a colander, peel them and cut in ½ inch rings. Blanch in boiling water for 30 seconds. Put in a bowl, add lime juice, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper.
  2. Dredge the squid rings with potato starch and shake them to get rid of the excess starch. Heat the vegetable oil in a saucepan over high heat. Fry in batches in the hot oil, and drain on paper towels. Serve with mayonnaise, tartar sauce, rocoto paste, or ají amarillo paste.
  3. Serve immediately.
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