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Salt and Pepper Fried Squid
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
35 mins
Salt and pepper fried squid
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Salt and Pepper, Squid
Servings: 2
Calories: 401 kcal
Author: Elaine
  • 350 g raw squid , tentacles and tubes
  • pinch of salt and pepper for marinating
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tsp. coarsely ground white pepper
  • 1/4 cup starch , I use sweet potato starch, you can use cornstarch
  • 1/2 tbsp. chili pepper powder , optional for a mild version
  • 2 fresh peppers , one red, one green
  • 3 cloves of garlic , finely minced
  • 1/2 middle size egg
  • 2 green onions , finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp. cooking oil
  • oil for deep-frying
  • 1 small bunch of Coriander
  1. Clean the squid and remove the dark skin on the surface.
  2. Trim the squid and then slice the tubes into 1/2 inch square pieces. Then rinse well and dry with kitchen paper.
  3. Chop the fresh peppers into small circles. Marinate with salt and pepper for around 10 minutes. And then add starch and egg. Mix well.
  4. Heat up enough oil in a deep pot until 170 degree C. You can test the oil temperature by adding one piece. The squid should be floating seconds after touching the oil. Deep fry all the squid by small batches.
  5. Place 1 tablespoon of cooking oil again and then fry garlic, fresh pepper and green onion until aroma. Then return squid and sprinkle salt and pepper. Turn off the fire and mix everything well.
Nutrition Facts
Salt and Pepper Fried Squid
Amount Per Serving
Calories 401 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 463mg 154%
Sodium 1664mg 69%
Potassium 749mg 21%
Total Carbohydrates 30g 10%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 1g
Protein 32g 64%
Vitamin A 37.9%
Vitamin C 24.7%
Calcium 10.7%
Iron 15.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.