Aegean Stuffed Squid

Ingredients

12 squid tubes
4 ounces feta cheese
1/2 cup finely-chopped bay shrimp
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
1 teaspoon dried oregano
Salt to taste
Freshly-ground black pepper to taste
2 quarts vegetable oil - (or more) for frying
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup breadcrumbs fresh or dried

Preparation

1
Rinse the squid tubes inside and out and thoroughly dry them on a paper towel.
2
Crumble the feta cheese into a small bowl and add the shrimp, lemon zest, oregano, salt and pepper. Stir to thoroughly combine.
3
Using a small spoon, loosely fill each squid tube with about 1 1/2 tablespoon of stuffing. Press the top of the squid tube together and skewer a round wooden toothpick through to securely enclose the stuffing. Do not overstuff the squid.
4
Heat about 2 inches of oil to 375 degrees in a deep-fryer. Put the flour in one shallow dish and season with salt and pepper. Put the milk in another shallow dish and the breadcrumbs in a third.
5
Dust the stuffed squid with seasoned flour, shaking off excess. Dip them in the milk, allowing excess to drip off, then thoroughly coat them with breadcrumbs.
6
Shake off excess breadcrumbs and add the squid to the hot oil, 3 to 4 at a time. Fry until golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Do not overcook the squid or it will be tough. Drain the squid on paper towels and serve immediately.
7
This recipe yields 4 servings.
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Comments: Squid cooks in a flash and is ideal for frying. Here squid (often called calamari) is given a Greek treatment with a stuffing of feta cheese, shrimp, oregano and lemon.

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Yield:

4.0 servings

Added:

Thursday, December 10, 2009 - 1:17am

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