Calamari Fries with Homemade Cocktail Sauce and Ponzu Mayo

  • prep time15 min
  • total time 25 min
  • serves 4

Instead of calamari rings, slice the calamari into strips and dip it into this spicy lemon sauce.

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Directions for: Calamari Fries with Homemade Cocktail Sauce and Ponzu Mayo


Calamari Fries

1 lb(s) fresh squid, cleaned

1 cup flour

Sea salt

Freshly cracked pepper

4 eggs, beaten

1 cup panko breadcrumbs

Canola oil for frying

Lemon wedges

Homemade cocktail sauce

1 cup ketchup

1 Tbsp horseradish, freshly grated

1 Tbsp smoked paprika

1 tsp lemon zest

1 lemon, juiced

1 tsp Worcestershire sauce

1 tsp cayenne pepper

Freshly cracked pepper

Ponzu mayo

¾ cup mayonnaise

1 clove garlic, minced

3 Tbsp Asian chili sauce

2 Tbsp ponzu


Calamari Fries

1. Heat canola oil to 360F

2. Making the calamari: Slice calamari against the grain, into strips. Dredge the strips in flour seasoned with salt and pepper, in beaten egg, then in panko. Fry for 20 seconds, until golden and crispy. Drain on wire rack.

Homemade cocktail sauce

1. Making the cocktail sauce: Into a bowl add ketchup, horseradish, smoked paprika, lemon zest, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, cayenne, and pepper. Mix.

Ponzu mayo

1. Making the ponzu mayo: Into a bowl add mayonnaise, garlic, Asian chili sauce, and ponzu. Mix.

2. Place calamari fries in a glass and garnish with lemon wedge. Serve with dipping sauces in a shot glass.

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