Butter Squid

Between all the beautiful seafood that the ocean has to offer squid is my favourite.
Whether squid comes in the form of fried calamari, steamed squid, sweet sauce or spicy with kick. I love them all. Just give it to me! Haha…

One of the ways to make this really tasty is to coat it with butter sauce! These beautiful squid rings, battered in eggs and flour, fried to perfection and then tossed in butter sauce. Simply yummy! This is one dish that I will typically order when out with friends and family at the zichar stalls. Most of the time, I end up hoarding this dish. Truthfully, I tend to wipe out any squid dish. Haha!

So the best thing I can do is to learn to make this myself at home. Now, the best thing about the recipe is you can always replace the squid with any other kind of battered seafood! Yums! And like I always say, go ahead and tweak the recipe to fit your palate. Until next time!




Prep time 10 min
Cook time 10 min
Yields 2 persons






1 teaspoon Butter
A hand full Curry leaves
2 Chilli padi
2 teaspoons Sugar
1 teaspoon  Salt
80 grams Plain flour
1 Egg
150 grams Squid





  • Cut the prepared squid body into rings and the tentacles into pieces
  • Beat the egg
  • Dip the squid rings and tentacles into the beaten egg and coat it with the plain flour
  • Set aside the battered squid.


  • Heat a pot of oil to prepare for deep frying
  • Once oil is hot, turn the heat down to medium heat
  • Drop in the battered squid pieces one by one
  • Deep-fry until squid is golden brown, strain the oil and set aside
  • Heat a pan, add in the butter, curry leaves and chilli padi
  • Make sure the butter is melted before adding in the fried squid pieces into the pan
  • Stir and lightly toss the pan to coat the squid pieces with butter
  • Add in salt and sugar and mix well
  • Transfer to a serving plate and serve!




  • Replace squid with other seafood – prawns, fish, clams etc.
  • For crispier battered squid, set aside deep fried battered squid on kitchen towel to soak up excess oil before adding it into the butter



Regina is an actress, educator, writer and amateur home cook. Her friends think that she is not a bad home cook, her brothers on the other hand, think she is terrible. In her defence, growing up in a family of fantastic chefs, she had always left the cooking to them. Her mantra – they cook, she eats. She is FINALLY learning some of her family recipes and has not harmed anyone with her cooking thus far (fingers crossed.) Now, if she can cook, anyone can cook too!