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Pretzel-Crusted Squid with Mustard Dipping Sauce

  • ACTIVE: 25 MIN
  • SERVINGS: 4

Crushed hard pretzels make a great crust for fried squid. Because mustard is a natural with pretzels, Jean-Georges Vongerichten uses it in his creamy, tangy dipping sauce.

  1. 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  2. 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  3. 1 tablespoon whole-grain mustard
  4. 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  5. Kosher salt
  6. Freshly ground pepper
  7. 8 ounces hard pretzels, crushed
  8. 2 large egg whites
  9. Vegetable oil, for frying
  10. 1 pound cleaned small squid, bodies cut crosswise into 1/2-inch rings, tentacles halved
  1. In a small bowl, whisk the mayonnaise with both mustards and the lemon juice; season with salt and pepper.
  2. In a food processor or blender, pulse the pretzels until they resemble cornmeal. Transfer to a shallow bowl. In another shallow bowl, beat the egg whites until frothy.
  3. In a large saucepan, heat 1 inch of vegetable oil to 350°. Set a rack over a rimmed baking sheet. Working in four batches, dip the squid in the egg; press out any excess egg. Dredge the squid in the pretzel crumbs and shake off any excess. Fry the squid in the hot oil until golden and crisp, about 2 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the squid to the rack. Season lightly with salt and pepper. Transfer the squid to a platter and serve right away, with the mustard dipping sauce.
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