Hooray, it’s time for another Meal to share. This is technically last month’s as we are running slightly behind schedule but that’s alright. That means you’ll get two this month. Exciting, no?
This month’s theme was pub food and I had to admit that I was scratching my head for awhile because I had been allocated the position of a starter for this theme. I knew what the local pub served for mains and desserts, but starters?
I could do… chicken nuggets? Uh…
Well, here’s what I ended up with in the end. A very sad looking attempt next to the other two girl’s amazing contributions. Why do I always do this to myself….
Starter: Shallow Fried Calamari Rings in Garlic Breadcrumb by me.
Dessert: Sticky Date Pudding by Agnes.
*pokes sadly at her lame photo* that’s what I get for taking photos at night! Need to dig my light box out again. Sigh.
And yes, I did burn them somewhat. I really don’t like frying things, shallow or deep fry alike. I find it so hard to balance the heat of a hot plate and while I’m busy doing something else, the oil is burning or the rings are burning. Something’s always burning. Just like my patience.
But I have to say tho, burnt or not, they tasted amazing. I devoured them all because they were just too amazing. Plus easy to make! When my deep fryer comes, I’m going to make them again and hopefully this time, not burn them.
There is a dip. I forgot to picture it. Whoops.
And don’t judge me on the Cascade. We can only get cheap local beers out here in the country, and amongst the sea of melbourne bitters and carlton draught, I think cascade light is one of the better ones there is.
Shallow Fried Calamari Rings in Garlic Breadcrumb
1 egg, whipped
1. Coat Calamari Rings in flour then coat it with the whipped egg.
2. Coat rings in garlic breadcrumb and pop it into the hot oil.
3. If you are lucky and fail less at frying, your garlic rings won’t burn like mine!
4. Fry till golden brown. Drain on paper towels and eat!
To be honest, they hardly needed a dip. They were amazing on their own. So good. So, so very good.