Fried Calamari

Calamari (squid) can be bought cleaned and frozen for this recipe. All you need to do is thaw them, cut them into rings (if they are still in their tubular shape), and flash fry them. Serve with marinara sauce or a garlicky aioli.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 30 minutesTotal: 30 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 4 cups vegetable oil
  • 2 lbs. thawed calamari, cut into rings
  • 1 medium lemon, cut into wedges

Directions

  • Mix flour with salt, paprika, and pepper.
  • Heat 4 cups vegetable oil in a 6-quart soup pot or a deep fryer to 365°F.
  • Toss a handful of calamari in flour mixture and shake off excess.
  • Deep fry until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Drain on paper towels. Repeat with remaining calamari. Serve immediately with lemon wedges.

Recipe Information

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 4 cups vegetable oil
  • 2 lbs. thawed calamari, cut into rings
  • 1 medium lemon, cut into wedges

Directions

  • Mix flour with salt, paprika, and pepper.
  • Heat 4 cups vegetable oil in a 6-quart soup pot or a deep fryer to 365°F.
  • Toss a handful of calamari in flour mixture and shake off excess.
  • Deep fry until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Drain on paper towels. Repeat with remaining calamari. Serve immediately with lemon wedges.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories630
Total Fat36g
Saturated Fat4g
Cholesterol640mg
Sodium640mg
Total Carbohydrate28g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars1g
Protein46g