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Honey Butter Squid Jerky

Try this delicious honey butter squid jerky from Korea. This is a popular snack that pairs well with beer. It’s very addictive and delicious. It will be a perfect snack to accompany you when you’re watching a movie or a sporting event.

honey butter squid jerky served on waxed paper

What is Honey Butter Squid Jerky

Honey butter squid jerky (허니 버터구이 오징어) is a popular snack people order at a movie theater in Korea, along with popcorn and drinks. You can also buy it from vendors at highway rest stops in Korea.

I don’t know what’s with Koreans’ obsession with squid, but this honey butter flavored dried squid is very tasty, addictive, and delicious.

This squid jerky is made by combining honey and other seasonings with dried shredded squid, then pan frying the seasoned dried squid until it’s lightly golden brown. The honey, sugar, and butter sauce combination makes the dish sweet and savory.

Dried squid has a natural salty flavor, complementing the other ingredients nicely. This squid snack is so easy to make that you can have it done within 10 minutes.

Some people also use semi-dried squid instead, but the below dried shredded squid is what I used for this recipe. It’s usually found in the fridge or freezer section at a Korean grocery store.

dried shredded squid package
Squid jerky, also known as dried squid, dried shredded squid, dried squid strips, and cuttlefish snack

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honey butter dried squid served on parchment paper. pouring beer in the background.

 

Ingredients for Honey Butter Squid Jerky, Serves 2 to 3

honey butter dried squid ingredients

  • 150g / 5.3 ounces dried shredded squid
  • 1 Tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp honey or maple syrup
  • 20g / 0.7 ounces butter
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp fine salt
  • dried parsley (optional), to garnish

* 1 Tbsp = 15 ml

How to Make Honey Butter Squid Jerky

1. Prepare a medium-sized bowl and add dried squid strips, mayonnaise, and honey. Mix them well.

seasoning dried shredded squid in a mixing bowl
2. Preheat a skillet or pan over medium-high heat. Add the butter, once it’s melted, add the brown sugar and salt. Mix them well.

Melting butter and brown sugar in the skillet
3. Reduce the heat to medium and add the seasoned dried squid. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring often.

stir frying dried squid in melted butter sauce
4. Serve. Garnish with parsley, if desired.

dried squid snack served with beer

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honey butter squid jerky served on parchment paper

Honey Butter Squid Jerky

This honey butter squid jerky is seriously addictive. It tastes great with beer and goes really well with movies or sport games. Give it a try!
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Course: Snacks
Cuisine: Korean
Keyword: cuttlefish snack, dried squid snack, honey butter squid jerky, korean squid snack, squid jerky
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 3
Calories: 266kcal
Author: Sue | My Korean Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 150 g dried shredded squid (5.3 ounces)
  • 1 Tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp honey or maple syrup
  • 20 g butter (0.7 ounces)
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp fine salt
  • dried parsley (optional), to garnish

Instructions

  • Prepare a medium-sized bowl and add dried squid strips, mayonnaise, and honey. Mix them well.
  • Preheat a skillet or pan over medium-high heat. Add the butter, once it’s melted, add the brown sugar and salt. Mix them well.
  • Reduce the heat to medium and add the seasoned dried squid. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring often.
  • Serve. Garnish with parsley, if desired.

Nutrition Info (per serving)

Calories: 266kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 116mg | Sodium: 1122mg | Potassium: 12mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 170IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg

The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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6 thoughts on “Honey Butter Squid Jerky”

    • I haven’t measured these dried squid in cups, but I guess that it would be around 2-3 cups. They don’t sit tightly in the cup like flour or sugar.

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  1. I decided to try this out and it came out quite nice but I am worried that the dried squid I bought was too pre-seasoned and messes with the flavors of this recipe. Does it matter that it is pre-seasoned and if so what kind of dried squid should I buy?

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    • Most dried shredded squid comes pre-seasoned, as far as I know. Typical additives include sugar, salt, and MSG, etc. Are these the types of seasonings you’re talking about? Some people rinse the dried squid in water to draw out the seasonings, but this affects the texture of the dish.

      If you happen to use the dried shredded squid seasoned with spicy sauce or BBQ sauce, then you should not use these for this recipe.

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