Ingredients

200g Squid tubes
1 bird’s eye chilli finely sliced
2 litres (8 cups) Oil for frying
1/2 garlic clove crushed
1 egg white
200g potato starch
1 spring onion finely sliced
1/2 - 1 teaspoon salt & pepper seasoning mix

Lemon Dipping Sauce
2 tablespoons lemon juice 
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon fine white pepper
Combine all ingredients and mix well
Salt & Pepper Seasoning Mix
1 tablespoon salt 
1 teaspoon white pepper 
1 teaspoon ground ginger 
1 teaspoon white sugar 
1/2 teaspoon Chinese five-spice 
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well

 

Instructions

1. Lay cleaned squid on a cutting board insert knife into the top edge of the body and run knife down to the bottom of the squid
2. Fold the tube open as you would a book, working from the top right of the squid to the bottom left make diagonal slices in the flesh, making sure not to penetrate through
3. Then work from the top left to the bottom right of the squid so you now have a crisscross pattern
4. Cut the squid in half from top to bottom, turn it horizontally and slice through to make 5mm wide pieces and place in a bowl
5. In a wok over high heat, heat the oil to 180% C (350% F) or until a cube of bread dropped in browns in 15 seconds
6. Whisk egg white and pour half of it into the bowl of squid, work the egg white into the squid with your fingers, then start adding the potato starch a little at a time
7. Keep adding potato starch until squid is well covered and feels quite dry 
8. Shake off excess flour and start adding the squid to the oil a few pieces at a time but in quick succession to maintain heat of the oil
9. Lift out any starch that floats free from the squid and discard. Cook for 3-5 minutes or until batter feels quite firm when tapped with a wooden spoon
10. Carefully pour the squid into a colander to drain the oil. Drain all but 2 teaspoons of oil from the wok and return to heat
11. Add spring onion, chilli and garlic toss to combine then add the squid continue to toss while shaking over seasoning mix. Remove and serve with salt, pepper and lemon dipping sauce

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