Octopus tidbits

Yield: 4 Servings

Measure Ingredient
2 cups Octopus meat
2 Eggs
2 teaspoons Dill weed
2 tablespoons Finely chopped onion
½ cup Breadcrumbs
¼ cup Melted butter OR- margarine

Boil fresh octopus for at least 10 minutes. Remove skin. The skin and suckers will "slip" off the tentacles when it is cooked. Prepare cooked octopus for tidbits by grinding as you would hamburger. Once is sufficient. No further tenderizing is necessary. Mix ingre- dients together. Form into balls no larger than 1" in diameter. Roll in bread crumbs to coat. Pan fry in butter or margarine until golden brown. Garnish with lemon, lime, tomatoes or lettuce.

These delicious tidbits are wonderful for fancy buffets, freeze well, and make a hit at any and every party. Great for the gourmet, and good for home. It is difficult to say how many this serves, as some people love it and gobble them all up, and others only eat a few if they know what they are eating. For a main meal, it should serve four.

Pat, Kodiak, Alaska

Source: Alaska Seafood Cookbook Reprinted by permission from the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute Meal-Master compatible recipe format courtesy of Karen Mintzias

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