Fried Calamari

  • Yield: 4-6 servings


2 1/2pounds squid, cleaned and sliced into rings
2large cloves garlic, crushed
1cup flour-seasoned with 1/2 tsp. salt, 1/4 tsp. pepper, 1 tsp. baking powder and 1 pinch of cayenne pepper
2cups or more-plain breadcrumbs-i use 4c brand
8cups or more of corn oil for deep frying


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

Then add enough water to make a slightly thick batter. Mix thoroughly.
Dip the calamari rings into this batter, then dip into the plain (unseasoned) breadcrumbs.
Deep fry (in small batches) for 1-2 minutes at about 375*F. Do not over cook or they will be chewy.
I always serve this with homemade marinara sauce!