Chilli Squid

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A spicy and delicious way to cook fresh squid
Preparation time15 minutes
Cooking time3-4 minutes
Serves4 to 6


  • 6 medium squid hoods
  • ¼ cup sea salt flakes
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons chilli powder
  • 1 ½ cups tapioca starch
  • 2 egg whites, lightly beaten


  1. Clean squid and halve lengthways. Score insides in crosshatch pattern and then cut into 5 cm strips.
  2. Crush salt slightly and combine with chilli and tapioca starch.
  3. Heat oil to 190ºC. Dip squid into egg whites then into chilli mixture and shake off excess.
  4. Deep fry squid in batches for about 45 seconds.