Pan-Fried, Not Deep Fried Italian Style? Octopus Karaage

Pan-Fried, Not Deep Fried Italian Style? Octopus Karaage

A quick recipe made in no time.


Boiled octopus
A small 1/2 piece pack
1 tablespoon
To taste
Grated cheese
1 to 2 tablespoons
Grated garlic
1 teaspoon
Butter and vegetable oil
1 tablespoon each


1. Cut the boiled octopus into bite sized pieces, and pat dry with paper towels. If you don't dry the pieces well, the coating will slide off
2. In a plastic bag, add octopus and the katakuriko and shake to coat.
3. Add oil, butter and garlic in a pan over medium heat, and add the octopus. Try not to touch the octopus as it fries, or the coating will come off.
4. When the coating on one side has crisped and browned, turn the pieces over. When both sides are browned, add the grated cheese.
5. When the cheese has melted and become crispy, add aonori seaweed powder for fragrance, and it's done ♡
6. Note 1: The boiled octopus and the grated cheese are salty, so I don't add salt. Taste, and adjust with more cheese or a little salt.
7. Note 2: Both octopus and squid spit when heated! It's not fun at all to burn yourself. Just cover with a lid if this becomes a problem.

Story Behind this Recipe

A quick and easy drinking appetizer. It's not deep fried, so it's ready in no time.