Monday, May 31, 2010

Fried Calamari Necklace – May 2010 – Sara

I wanted to do something like a candy necklace without the candy. I can’t pinpoint why I thought this was a good idea, but here it is - Fried Calamari Necklace.

What you’ll need (oh and twine):

Beer Batter: (original recipe from here: I used a half cup more flour and didn’t add any extras)

12oz Bottle of Beer

1 ½ cups of flour

1 tsp baking powder

¾ tsp of salt

½ tsp of Hungarian Paprika

Pepper to taste

Should be like a pancake batter consistency

Fry them up at medium high heat (around 400). Don’t let them get too bunched up. They’ll only need to be in the oil for about a minute each. Also, you can crisp them further in the oven when you’re done frying (around 500 for 2-3 minutes).

String them around a necklace and get some cocktail sauce. I was simultaneously thinking “oh the humanity” and “that’ll do pig” while I was eating these. I think that’s a success in this arena. Now go my friends, fry things to put on a necklace, just don’t wear it too closely to your skin!


  1. I'm simultaneously impressed and repulsed... and craving calamari now... well done, Sly. :)

  2. ha ha ha ha ha. you're the best.

  3. That is AWESOME!!! You must wear that at some sort of outdoor festival and begin a food jewelry craze! if you could devise some sort of dipping belt....

  4. Well done!! That is a work of art.

  5. Very cool and inspired! I think this is absolutely marketable at any fair! Nice job.