Fried Calamari Recipe

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Fried Calamari

This is a dish I make every Christmas!

10 Main Ingredient: Fish Cuisine: Italian



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 for deep frying.

Nutrition Facts

per serving of 10




Step 1Mix all dry ingredients together, include crushed garlic, but do not include breadcrumbs.

Step 2Then add enough water to make a slightly thick batter.

Step 3Mix thoroughly.

Step 4Dip the calamari rings into this batter, then dip into the plain (unseasoned) breadcrumbs.

Step 5Deep fry ( in small batches) for 1-2 minutes at about 375*F.

Step 6Do not overcook or they will be chewy.

Step 7I always serve this with homemade marinara sauce!

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