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Fried Cuttlefish Balls Recipe

Fried Cuttlefish Balls (炸墨鱼丸): —They are nice little treats, ones that I particularly enjoyed eating, especially when they are dipped in a spicy condiment such as Lingham’s hot sauce.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword Fried Cuttlefish Balls
Servings 4 people
Calories 25 kcal


  • 12 cuttlefish balls
  • Oil for deep-frying
  • Chili sauce


  1. Defrost the cuttlefish balls. Rinse and pat dry with paper towels.

  2. Heat up a wok with oil for deep-frying, or heat up a deep-fryer. Deep-fry the cuttlefish balls until they turn golden brown. Transfer the cuttlefish balls out with a slotted spoon and drain the excess oil with paper towels.

  3. Skewer three (3) cuttlefish balls into one bamboo skewer and drizzle each skewer with chili sauce.

  4. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

Most frozen cuttlefish balls in the Asian markets here in the United States are loaded with flour and lack texture, and once fried, they expand to almost 1.5 times the original size. I find the BEST brand cuttlefish balls springy and QQ.

Nutrition Facts
Fried Cuttlefish Balls Recipe
Amount Per Serving (4 people)
Calories 25
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 3mg1%
Sodium 11mg0%
Potassium 10mg0%
Calcium 3mg0%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.