Fried Calamari

"Fried calamari is one of the seafood dishes that's a must in my home. Golden rings of goodness. Fried squid consists of batter-coated, deep fried squid, served with marinara sauce and lemon on the side."
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  • In a bowl, combine the flour, cayenne pepper, parsley, salt and pepper. Mix well and set aside. In a dutch oven, over medium heat, add 3 inches oil and when hot, 350°F Working in small batches, dredge the squid into the flour mixture to coat. Carefully add the squid to the oil and fry until crisp and golden, about 1 min, per batch. Remove to a paper towel lined plate to drain.
  • Transfer the fried calamari to a clean plate and lightly season with salt. Serve with the lemon wedges and marinara sauce on the side.

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  1. NTexas
    I've eaten a lot of calamari over the years. Calamari cooks really quick, so it doesn't take long to cook it. Overcook it and the calamari will come out like rubber bands. The reason why I picked this recipe was because I like my calamari with a light crust. I followed the recipe exactly as stated. I measured the oil temperature at 350F before frying. The main issue I had with this recipe was the flour fell off as soon as it hit the oil. I cooked the calamari for about a minute. It came out very tender, but it virtually had zero crust and with that, no flavor. Next time, I'll soak the calamari in a little buttermilk and then roll it in the flour.
  2. saulle37
    OMG this was so good!
  3. akirsch123
    Easy, excellent & delicious!
  4. fass37
    I have had a lot of fried calamari in my time, but this one is by far the best I have ever had!


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