Tender Fried Calamari

Recipe by BETHANY T.
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READY IN: 15mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    (1 lb) package squid (cleaned, fresh or frozen, thawed)
  • 1
  • 1
    tablespoon seasoning (Old Bay, Salt blend, or plain old salt n pepper)
  • vegetable oil (for frying)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Slice squid into rings. Cut any hard parts off of tentacle sections. I trim the long tentacles.
  • Rinse and drain squid and dry between papaer towels. (excess moisture makes squid rubbery)
  • Mix flour, cornmeal and seasonings in a LARGE bowl.
  • Put oil into a small deep pan, and heat to 350° using a thermometer.
  • Place squid pieces in bowl with flour mixture and swirl around coating all pieces well.
  • Place about 6 or 7 calamari at a time into the hot oil. Cook for only about 1 minute. will be a vary pale barely golden color. Don't overcook, or it will be tough! Remove from oil and drain on paper towels. Repeat until all squid is cooked.
  • Serve immediately with your favorite sauce.
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