Fried Squid

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By James Peterson

Published 2007

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Because they have to be fried at the last minute, frying squid for a crowd can leave you isolated in the kitchen while your guests mix their own drinks. One good approach is to get the guests involved. Everyone likes to feel like they're helping, and getting someone to dredge and another to fry will keep everyone amused.


  • 3 pounds squid or 2 pounds cleaned squid
  • Vegetable oil or olive oil for de


Cut the squid into rings about inch wide. If the clusters of tentacles are large, cut them in half through the top. Pat the squid with towels to make sure they are perfectly dry.

Pour vegetable oil to a depth of 4 in