One of my husband and kids favorite things to eat is seafood, so I made this fried baby octopus for them since they love eating them. I boiled the octopus with some vegetables until it softened then coat it with flour then fried, the octopus was ready to eat after I boiled them but I wanted some crispiness hence the frying. I favored butter in frying these babies, but if you don’t like to use butter you can use oil, and if you don’t want to fry at all you can eat them without frying they’re delicious if boiled properly. If you want them as a meal just serve them with your favorite side dish. Let’s get started!
- 1 Pound Octopus (Cleaned)
- 2 Carrots (Peeled and cut into chunks)
- 2 Sticks Celery (cut into chunks)
- Bay leaf
- Oil/ butter (enough for frying)
- 1 Tablespoon Thyme
- ½ Cup All-purpose
- Knorr bouillon powder/cube
- Salt and pepper
- Clean the octopus and run under cold water
- Cut the celery sticks and carrots into chunks
- Place a saucepan/pot over medium heat.
- Add water, cleaned octopus, celery, carrots thyme, salt, and pepper.
- Boil the octopus until it softens.
- Drain and set aside.
- In a small bowl, add the flour and season with salt and pepper. Mix thoroughly.
- Dredge the cooked octopus into the flour and shake off the excess flour out.
- Place a frying pan.pot over medium heat and heat the oil. You want the oil to be hot about 375 degrees F.
- Gently lower the coated octopus and fry on both sides until crispy.
- Drain on a plate lined with paper towel.
- Serve with your favorite sauce and enjoy.
For the sauce, I used Ketchup, lemon juice, and Worcestershire sauce.