Ojjingeo Tuigim (Fried squid)

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Ingredients (14)

  • 8 oz squid
  • 5 tablespoons flour
  • salt
  • pepper
  • oil to deep fry

Batter

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup ice cold water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

Choganjang (soy sauce and vinegar dipping sauce)

  • 3 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar

Summary

Very popular in Korea as “Street Food” or as a drinking snack.

Instructions

  1. 1Mix Choganjang sauce and let stand at room temperature.
  2. 2Squid -
    Carefully remove skin from squid.
    Cut into long narrow strips, then cut strips into about 1 inch lengths.
    Very lightly salt and pepper the squid strips and let stand about ten minutes.
  3. 3Batter
    Mix dry ingredients in a medium mixing bowl.
    Add water and whisk quickly. (Don’t over-mix)
    The resulting batter should be slightly thicker than tempura batter
  4. 4Cooking
    Heat cooking oil over high heat (350 degrees or test with a drip of batter – oil is hot when oil bubbles and batter floats to surface almost immediately)
    Dredge individual squid strips with flour, dip in batter, and fry until a light golden brown.
  5. 5Serve with Choganjang.
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