Red calamari & fried potatoes

Red calamari & fried potatoes

Totani & patate

By
From
The Amalfi Coast
Serves
4 as a main course
Photographer
Helen Cathcart

This is the speciality dish of Praiano, where totani, or red calamari, are collected in the evenings. They are a local variety of squid with a reddish hue to their speckled skin. Ask your fishmonger to clean the calamari for you as it’s quite a tricky, never mind messy, job if you haven’t done it before.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
2 large calamari, cleaned but including tentacles
6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 red onion, finely chopped
1 large garlic clove, finely chopped
200g potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 cm thick half-moon shapes
generous pinch salt
1/2-1 red chilli, thinly sliced, depending on strength
1 heaped tablespoo finely chopped parsley

Method

  1. Cut the calamari in half lengthways and then into 2 cm wide strips. Slice the tentacles into bite-size pieces. Heat half the oil in a frying pan and sauté the onion and garlic together. When just soft, add the calamari and cook for 5 minutes, stirring and shaking the pan frequently.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the remaining oil in a separate frying pan and fry the potatoes for 2–3 minutes. Remove from the pan with a slotted spoon and add to the calamari and onions. Add a good pinch of salt, the chilli and the parsley and reduce the heat to minimum. Shake the pan gently for 1–2 minutes so that the water from the calamari is absorbed by the potatoes. Taste and adjust the seasoning if necessary before serving.
Tags:
The AmalfiCoast
Giancarlo
Katie
Caldesi
Amalfi
Italy
Italian
Mediterranean
European
Back to top
    No results found
    No more results
      No results found
      No more results
        No results found
        No more results
          No results found
          No more results
            No results found
            No more results
              No results found
              No more results
              Please start typing to begin your search
              We're sorry but we had trouble running your search. Please try again