Spanish Deep-Fried Octopus Recipe
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“The Pulpo Frito, also known as deep-fried octopus, had its origins in the coasts of Andalusia.”
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It was developed by the wives of sailors many centuries ago, and since then this dish is one of the most popular Andalusian foods.
Most important ingredients
Pulpo Frito Recipe from Spain
Wash and clean your octopus
The first step is to wash and clean the octopus, even if you bought it in the store and it looks clean because it might have some sand on its tentacles.
Boil for 30 minutes
1Once that your water is boiling, drop the octopus in the pot and let it boil for 30 minutes. Some recipes don’t call for this step, but by making it you will get a better and softer texture.
Rinse the octopus
Let it cool for some minutes and cut it into small pieces. As an additional step, you can boil some potatoes on the octopus leftover water to make a potato salad as a side for the octopus.
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