• Fried Calamari

Posted By

Lillian Russo

Fried Calamari

This is a dish I make every Christmas!



60 minutes



2 1/2 lbs. squid, cleaned and cut into rings, 2 large cloves crushed garlic, 1 cup flour seasoned with 1/2 tsp. salt, 1/4 tsp. pepper, 1 tsp. baking powder and a pinch of cayenne pepper, Plain breadcrumbs - I recommend the '4c' brand breadcrumbs. Corn oil

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