Polvo frito - fried octopus

Yield: 6 servings

Measure Ingredient
1 kilograms Octopus
3 Eggs beaten
¼ cup Milk

salt and pepper to taste finely chopped parsley olive oil A friend born in Portugal supplied this simple and excellent example of Portuguese home-cooking.

Precook 1 kg of octopus, drain and cool Cut it up into generous chunks. Beat 3 eggs, with a little milk salt and pepper to taste, and half a bunch of very finely chopped parsley. Coat the octopus pieces in the egg mixture and shallow fry in a little olive oil, turning them until are golden. Serve.

From Meryl Constance' column in the Sydney Morning Herald, "Raw Materials". 3/2/93. Courtesy, Mark Herron.

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