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How to Make Sauce for Squid Balls

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author image Serena Styles
Serena Styles is a Colorado-based writer who specializes in health, fitness and food. Speaking three languages and working on a fourth, Styles is pursuing a Bachelor's in Linguistics and preparing to travel the world. When Styles isn't writing, she can be found hiking, cooking or working as a certified nutritionist.
How to Make Sauce for Squid Balls
Stir carefully to avoid spilling the sauce. Photo Credit BananaStock/BananaStock/Getty Images

Squid balls are an East Asian dish consisting of breaded squid that has been deep-fried to give it a crispy texture. Squid balls are often served with a spicy-and-salty dipping sauce to complement their flavor. Instead of purchasing a premade dipping sauce, make one from home in less than 20 minutes. You will need a few fresh vegetables and some basic ingredients to make sauce for squid balls. This recipe yields just over 1 cup of squid-ball sauce.

Step 1

Combine the chopped green bell pepper, chopped white onion, chopped garlic and vegetable oil in a skillet.

Step 2

Place the skillet over high heat and stir the vegetables when they begin to sizzle. Continue stirring until the onions turn golden brown.

Step 3

Add the soy sauce and sugar to the skillet and reduce the heat to medium-low. Stir the contents of the skillet for 30 seconds.

Step 4

Pour all but 1 tbsp. of the water into the skillet. Stir the contents of the skillet until the sauce forms a smooth consistency.

Step 5

Combine the remaining water and the cornstarch in a small bowl and stir until the cornstarch dissolves. Pour the water-and-cornstarch mixture into the skillet and stir the contents of the skillet until the sauce thickens.

Step 6

Remove the skillet from the heat and allow the sauce to cool for 10 minutes before serving it with squid balls.

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