You are here: Home » Recipes » Fried Calamari Fried Calamari Recipe by Lillian Russo Yield 4-6 servings PrintEmail Ingredients 2 1/2 pounds squid, cleaned and sliced into rings2 large cloves garlic, crushed1 cup flour-seasoned with 1/2 tsp. salt, 1/4 tsp. pepper, 1 tsp. baking powder and 1 pinch of cayenne pepper2 cups or more-plain breadcrumbs-i use 4c brand8 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!