Breaded Calamari

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Amanda Brecht

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This is a simple but tasty recipe for breaded calamari in a deep fat fryer! I had a heck of a time tracking down a good recipe that's easy, so I wanted to share this one with everyone.

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Savory, satisfying and perfectly crispy! This is a terrific, basic recipe for making delicious calamari at home. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


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Prep:
5 Min
Cook:
5 Min
Method:
Pan Fry

Ingredients

  • 3 c
    vegetable oil (for the deep fat fryer)
  • 1/4 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 1 tsp
    oregano
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground black pepper
  • 12-20
    squid, cleaned and sliced into rings
  • 1
    lemon for garnish

How to Make Breaded Calamari

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oil in a heavy, deep frying pan or pot. Oil should be heated to 365º.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, mix together flour, salt, oregano, and black pepper.
  3. Dredge squid through flour and spice mixture.
  4. Place breaded squid in oil for 2-3 minutes (I like to go for 2:30), or until light brown. Beware of overcooking, as it will be tough if overcooked.
  5. Dry on paper towels, serve with wedges of lemon.

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About Breaded Calamari

Course/Dish: Seafood Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: American
Collection: New Year Party
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



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