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Deep-fried spicy calamari rings

You Need –
  • Fresh squid – 250 grams, cleaned and cut into rings
  • Plain Flour – 30 grams
  • Chili powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Vegetable oil – for deep frying
  • Salt – as per taste

How to –
  • In a bowl, combine the flour, chili powder and salt.
  • Toss the calamari rings in the seasoned flour to combine well.
  • Heat the oil a frying pan, Make sure the oil is hot. To test, drop a calamari ring in the oil and it should sizzle at once.
  • Cook the rings in batches until golden brown. Drain on a kitchen towel and serve warm.

French Fries

You need –
  • Russets potatoes
  • Peanut oil – for deep frying
  • Salt to taste

How to –
  • Cut potatoes into ½ inch slices
  • Put them in a bowl with cold water and allow to soak for 15 minutes.
  • Drain well and dry thoroughly using a clean kitchen towel.
  • In a deep pan gently heat the oil and fry the potatoes till cooked through and they turn light brown.
  • Drain on a paper towel and set aside.
  • Increase the heat of the oil and cook the fries again in batches for 1 or 2 mins or until crispy and golden.
  • Drain on a paper towel and into a large bowl. Season with salt and serve hot.