Deep-fried jellyfish, anyone?

Posted by Fuchsia on August 22, 2009
Unusual delicacies

A bizarre story in the Guardian this week: apparently Chinese immigrants are surprising the people of Tuscany by gathering and eating jellyfish. Actually I always recommend jellyfish as an initiation into the pleasures of mouthfeel in Chinese food: a cool salad of ribboned jellyfish and cucumber with a light sesame oil fragrance is not in any way frightening, and very easy to enjoy, even for people who dislike the idea of eating jellyfish. But I’ve never come across them deep-fried – have any readers of this blog? I’d be interested to hear about it.

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5 Comments to Deep-fried jellyfish, anyone?

James
23 August 2009

You’re in Scotland — I am sure that if they served jellyfish there, it would be battered & deep fried!

Susan in HK
25 August 2009

Hi Fuchsia, hope you’re well.
I read that article too, and wondered about the deep-fried part – I’ve never eaten jellyfish cooked that way. I wonder if the writer got it wrong.

hope to see you soon,
susan

Jody
21 November 2009

Rehydrated jellyfish has such a delicate flavor, batter and deepfrying it will just taste like the batter, don’t you think?

Kevin
28 July 2011

Deep fried jelly fish served as a side dish if fairly common in China. It looks like glass noodles but it is more crunchy.

William
7 July 2013

Wondering if the large Jelly fish near Japan would be prepared like Calamari is.Can it be done.The large top mushroom-crown is thick like octupus & calamari

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