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Fried Calamari

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SERVES
2
COOK TIME
10 Min

These are every bit as tasty as you'll find in an Italian restaurant, but our version is easy to make at home.

What You'll Need

  • 1 pound calamari (squid), cleaned (see Note)
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup vegetable oil

What to Do

  1. Cut the calamari into 1/2-inch rings, leaving the tentacles intact. In a large resealable plastic storage bag, combine flour, salt, and pepper. Add calamari in small batches and toss until completely coated with flour mixture.
     
  2. In a large, deep skillet, heat  oil over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking. Fry calamari in small batches 4 to 6 minutes, or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and serve immediately.

Notes

  • Buy the calamari already cleaned to make it easier.
     
  • Serve with a warm marinara sauce for dipping. 
     
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Sounds good, but be careful not to overcook. Overcooking will make them taste like rubber bands!

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