Fried Calamari

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Lillian Russo

By
@Lilliancooks

This is a recipe I make usually every Christmas! I serve it with marinara sauce. The smaller the squid the more tender (less chewy) they are...also don't over fry them or they will become tough.

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
4-6
Prep:
45 Min
Cook:
30 Min

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 lb
    squid, cleaned and sliced into rings
  • 2 large
    cloves of garlic-crushed
  • 1 c
    flour-seasoned with 1/2 tsp. salt, 1/4 tsp. pepper, 1 tsp. baking powder and 1 pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 2 c
    or more-plain breadcrumbs-i use 4c brand
  • ·
    corn oil-for deep frying

How to Make Fried Calamari

Step-by-Step

  1. Mix all dry ingredients together, include crushed garlic, but do not include breadcrumbs.
  2. Then add enough water to make a slightly thick batter. Mix thoroughly.
  3. Dip the calamari rings into this batter, then dip into the plain (unseasoned) breadcrumbs.
  4. Deep fry (in small batches) for 1-2 minutes at about 375*F. Do not over cook or they will be chewy.
  5. I always serve this with homemade marinara sauce!

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About Fried Calamari

Course/Dish: Fish Seafood Appetizers
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



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