Recipe courtesy of Bert Cutino
Episode: California Coast
Save Recipe Print
Sardine Factory Famous Calamari Puffs Appetizer
Total:
30 min
Prep:
25 min
Cook:
5 min
Yield:
4 servings (5 per person)
Level:
Intermediate
Total:
30 min
Prep:
25 min
Cook:
5 min
Yield:
4 servings (5 per person)
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

Chili Lime Salsa:

Directions

Heat at least 4 inches of oil in a large heavy saucepan or Dutch oven or a deep-fryer to 350 degrees F. (Oil should not come more than halfway up the sides of the pan.) 

Chop the squid fillets into small pieces and place in a medium bowl. Add the chopped onion, scallions, cheese, egg, parsley, garlic, salt and pepper and mix thoroughly. Add bread crumbs into the mixture and form into 1 1/2-ounce balls. Dredge the balls in the cracker meal and lay on a parchment paper-lined sheet pan to firm. Carefully drop squid balls into the fryer and fry until golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes. Arrange them on a platter with lemon wedges and serve with the chili lime salsa on the side.

Chili Lime Salsa:

In a large bowl, mix chili sauce and ketchup together until well blended. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix thoroughly. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

This recipe was provided by a chef, restaurant or culinary professional. It has not been tested for home use.

Best of Food Network 4 Videos

Get the Recipe

Crown Roast Ribs 01:03

This budget-friendly crown roast will impress your holiday guests.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Almost-Famous Animal-Style Burgers

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Grilled Sardines

Recipe courtesy of Grasslands Entertainment

Grilled Sardines

Recipe courtesy of Alfama

Becca Fico Sardines

Recipe courtesy of Sal Passalaqua

Browse Reviews By Keyword