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#1 aok47

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Posted 05 October 2004 - 10:53 AM

Whenever i fry calamari rings in a pan with hot oil i get splattered by oil. Scares the s#$t out of me when i hear the oil go "pop" and cop a bit of hot oil on the hand,... :P :ink

Does this happen to anyone else???

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Posted 05 October 2004 - 11:43 AM

Oh yes!! One of the many joys of squid (not) :P
I find the tentacles are the worst when it comes to popping. Many times I have had them pop right out of the pan and onto the floor!
Despite looking like a big tool, I wear oven gloves and an apron at all times when frying squid.

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Posted 05 October 2004 - 03:17 PM

gday Jaz,

I had been meaning to ask the question but kept forgetting,... i thought it may have been me. After coping a splat on the cheek i have started wearing safety glasses!!

if you dont get inked,... you gotta dodge the oil. I use a splatter guard for frying pan which stops most of the oil but not all :P

gloves - check
glasses - check
splatter guard - check

LETS RUMBLE!!!

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Posted 06 October 2004 - 07:19 AM

Ok,...

Last night i cooked up saturday's calamari catch and managed not to get a single "pop".
The only difference i could think of was that i wasnt allowing the oil to get as hot as last time when i had oil everywhere!

maybe its the temperature of the oil that plays a role ;)

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#5 Mr_Willy

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Posted 06 October 2004 - 10:17 AM

I have a suggestion - do away with the fryer, and the crumbs and just cook them on the BBQ!!! We lightly roll them in flour first, then straight onto the BBQ - the crumbs take some of the flavour!!
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Posted 16 October 2004 - 12:15 PM

The oil has to be hot but not boiling
Water will cause squid to spit and pop while frying but I have found that you can have the oil too hot
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Posted 02 November 2004 - 01:11 AM

it dun happen 2 me.
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Posted 05 December 2005 - 11:46 AM

Most of the times I get splattered is because the skid was still wet when I got it on the pan.

If properly dried with a rag (and the heads are harder to get dry) isn't to bad to fry... as long the oil is not to hoot of course!
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Posted 05 December 2005 - 09:59 PM

Hey guys

Alot of people I speak to have the same problem but I dont seem to get this
I do get the odd tenticle spit at me but this is normal

Make sure the squid is dry and well floured.
The oil should be hot but not boiling
The deeper the oil the less splatter
Use a anti splatter screen over the top of the frypan, you can by this anywhere they sell pots and stuff



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