Heart of Palm Calamari


  • In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, cornstarch, salt, and garlic powder.

  • Cover the bottom of a skillet with about ¼ inch of oil and put over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, take a handful of heart of palm rings (which should still be wet from draining). Dredge the rings in the flour mixture shaking off the excess, and carefully drop them into the hot oil. Repeat with the remaining heart of palm. You may need to do this in batches so your pan isn't too crowded. Fry turning the pieces until they are lightly golden all over. Drain on paper towel. Serve hot garnishing as desired.


  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup cornstarch

  • ½ teaspoon salt (plus more for garnish)

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • oil for frying

  • 1 398ml can heart of palm, drained, cut into 1" pieces, rings separated

Optional garnishes:

  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges

  • 1 handful parsley, chopped

  • Aioli (page 208 in Fuss-Free Vegan), marinara, or tartar sauce (page 144 in Fuss-Free Vegan), for dipping