Calamari Fritto

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READY IN: 13mins
Recipe by iris5555

Adapted from The original recipe called for four times as much of the dry ingredients. I had more than enough by reducing the quantities as indicated here, but you may need more to coat the calamari. The confectioners' sugar adds a subtle sweetness.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the flour, sugar, salt and pepper in a bowl.
  2. Dip the calamari strips in the milk.
  3. Dust the strips with the seasoned flour. (I put the calamari in a zip lock bag with the flour and gave them a good shake to coat.)
  4. Fill a heavy sauce pan with vegetable oil to about 4 inches up from the bottom. Heat the oil on the stove to 350 degrees, keeping a thermometer in the oil to prevent overheating. (A deep fat fryer is easier.).
  5. Fry the calamari 2-3 minutes. Don't overcook or you'll have chewy and tough calamari.
  6. Drain on absorbent paper. Sprinkle with seasoned salt and serve immediately.

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