Fried Calamari

  • Yield 4-6 servings

Ingredients

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

Instructions

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! 

 

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