Wednesday, May 21, 2008


serves 4

100g/4oz plain flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs, beaten
175ml/6fl oz soda or sparkling
mineral water
600ml/1pt vegetable oil for
450g/1lb cleaned and prepared
squid, cut into rings

• Sift the flour and salt together into a bowl. Add the eggs and half the soda or mineral water, and whisk together until smooth. Gradually whisk in the remaining soda water until the batter is smooth.
• Fill a deep heavy saucepan about one-third full with oil. Heat the oil until a cube of bread browns in 30 seconds.
• Dip the squid rings into the batter, a few at a time. Carefully drop into the hot oil. Fry for 1–2 minutes until crisp and golden. Drain on kitchen paper, and serve immediately.

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