Kalamarakia (Pan-Fried Calamari Rings)

Make sure not to overcook the calamari rings; they will become rubbery if you leave them in the oil too long.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 25 minutesTotal: 25 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp. corn flour
  • 1 package (1 lb.) frozen calamari, defrosted
  • 2 cups vegetable oil
  • 3 Tbsp. lemon juice

Directions

  • Put flour and corn flour in clear plastic bag; shake to mix thoroughly. Add calamari; shake in flour to ensure a complete coating.
  • Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat.
  • Add rings and tenticles to oil one by one in a clockwise fashion until pan is full. Keep an eye on the time—at the 2½ minute mark, start removing calamari in clockwise order from your starting point in the pan.
  • Place cooked calamari on paper towels to drain until all calamari has been cooked. Serve immediately. Sprinkle the fried calamari with lemon juice.

Recipe Information

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp. corn flour
  • 1 package (1 lb.) frozen calamari, defrosted
  • 2 cups vegetable oil
  • 3 Tbsp. lemon juice

Directions

  • Put flour and corn flour in clear plastic bag; shake to mix thoroughly. Add calamari; shake in flour to ensure a complete coating.
  • Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat.
  • Add rings and tenticles to oil one by one in a clockwise fashion until pan is full. Keep an eye on the time—at the 2½ minute mark, start removing calamari in clockwise order from your starting point in the pan.
  • Place cooked calamari on paper towels to drain until all calamari has been cooked. Serve immediately. Sprinkle the fried calamari with lemon juice.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories240
Total Fat14g
Saturated Fat2g
Cholesterol265mg
Sodium50mg
Total Carbohydrate10g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars0g
Protein18g