Vegetable oil, for deep-frying
1 1/4 pounds squid, cleaned tubes only
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup scallions, finely chopped
1/4 cup grated Parmesan
1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley leaves
1 teaspoon granulated garlic
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons panko (Japanese bread crumbs)
2 tablespoons superfine cracker meal
Lemon wedges, for serving
Chili Lime Salsa, recipe follows
1 1/4 cups chili sauce
2 cups ketchup
1/2 cup horseradish cream
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 ounces lime juice
1 1/2 teaspoons chopped garlic
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Dash hot pepper sauce (recommended: Louisiana Gold)
Salt and freshly ground pepper
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.
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.
Thanks for checking out the new Food Network recipe page! Please provide feedback on what you like or dislike.Take a Survey
Not digging it? 😥 Go back to the old look.
Get inspired with our best summer appetizers like crab dip, salsa, nachos and more from Food Network.
Round out your perfect picnic or cookout with summer side dish recipes for pasta salad, potato salad, coleslaw and more from your favorite chefs at Food Network.
Serve up a tasty treat this summer with our favorite summer desserts, including tarts, shortcake and ice cream, from your favorite chefs at Food Network.