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Fritto misto with a side of garlic lemon aioli and beer.

Fritto Misto

Teri & Jenny
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Servings 4
Calories 380 kcal



  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • pinch black pepper


  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ½ bunch chopped basil leaves
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup ice water
  • ½ cup cold seltzer water

to fry

  • ½ pound small squid, cleaned and the bodies cut into thin rings with the tentacles reserved
  • ½ pound medium shrimp, peeled, deveined and cleaned with the tails intact
  • 1 small fennel head, trimmed, halved and thinly sliced
  • ½ sweet potato, cleaned and very thinly sliced
  • 1 lemon, very thinly sliced
  • 8 to 10 basil leaves
  • oil for frying


  • Fill a deep pot with 3 inches of oil and preheat to 350˚F.
  • Place the dredging mixture into a shallow dish and whisk together.
  • Pour all batter ingredients, except the seltzer water, into a large mixing bowl and whisk together.
  • Place the squid, shrimp, fennel, potato, and lemon into the dredging mixture and toss together until everything is fully coated in a thin layer, shaking off any excess (you may want to do this I a few batches).
  • Pour the seltzer water into the batter and whisk together. Dip each dredged item into the batter and shake off any excess.
  • Carefully drop coated vegetables into the oil, first a few at a time, making sure not to overcrowd the pot.
  • Fry each piece for 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until very lightly golden and crisp. Drain onto a paper towel and lightly season with salt. Repeat with the remaining vegetables followed by the seafood, and finally the lemon slices and basil leaves (the basil leaves will only require a couple seconds of frying).
  • Once all the items are fried, transfer to a serving platter and serve with garlic-lemon aioli and cocktail sauce.


Calories: 380kcalCarbohydrates: 60gProtein: 28gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 275mgSodium: 958mgPotassium: 589mgFiber: 4gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 4200IUVitamin C: 13mgCalcium: 147mgIron: 5mg
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