Ingredients

How to make it

  • 1 pound squid
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • vegetable oil
  • 1 lemon
  • Heat the Frying Oil
  • First pour the vegetable oil into a pot and heat to about 400 degrees.
  • Prepare the Squid
  • You can buy fresh squid in the fish counter at your supermarket. Or, you can buy it frozen and defrost it yourself.
  • The tentacles you can fry just as they are, but the rest cut into tubes. about 1/4 inch thick.
  • Rinse the rings and tentacles with cold water and pat dry with paper towels.
  • In a shallow bowl combine the flour, salt, oregano, paprika, and black pepper.
  • In batches, coat the squid in the flour mixture.
  • Drop the squid into the oil, and fry the squid for about 1 minute. Remove the calamari with a slotted spoon, and drain on paper towels.
  • Reheat the oil in between batches of cooking.
  • Cut up some lemons, squeeze over the calamari, and serve right away.

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  • jegski 4 years ago
    oh my you know my fav dish. thanks for this, gonna try this one ^_^
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  • jamesj 4 years ago
    i havent had the guts to try and cook calamari yet. i love the stuff (if it is cooked correctly) so will try your recipe when i get to the weekend market. thanks.
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    gingerlea ate it and said...
    I love fried calamari. Got my 5.
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  • anthonyitaliano 4 years ago
    This, I have always wanted to try. I'm going to have to try this out :-)
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  • richkurt 5 years ago
    One of my ultimate all time great appetizers. YUMMY! I will be making this very soon. Thanks!!!
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    " It was excellent "
    peteygurl ate it and said...
    I love this! We call it calamares back in the Philippines. I'm definitely gonna try this! (^_^)
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    " It was excellent "
    mark555 ate it and said...
    Aha…Home, Sea food, most especially Calamari remind me of home, foggy summer mornings, the smell of salt in the air and something that looks like a giant squished spider that has been deep fried. Ok, ok the rings are better! I guess I have not looked at all your recipes yet. Something I will have to rectify.

    Mark
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    brianna ate it and said...
    Calamari is one of my favorites. Can't wait to try your wonderful recipe. Thanks Brianna
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  • binky67 6 years ago
    I havent had Fried Calarmari since leaving Germany in 1994. Cant wait to try this!!!!! YUMMMM!!!!
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    " It was excellent "
    lunasea ate it and said...
    I love calamari and when I saw the picture for your recipe, well, I had to come in and swoon. Great recipe, JoyMarie - and I'll be making some soon. Thank you and ^5! :)
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  • twohot 6 years ago
    it sounds so good can't wait to try thanks
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    " It was excellent "
    trigger ate it and said...
    Mystic,Fried Calamari with Italian herbs is a classic, the fresh fragrant lemon really makes the recipe shine.
    Michael
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    " It was excellent "
    hoosiermom68 ate it and said...
    OMG-this is my daughter's all-time favorite food.I have to make these pronto!
    Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe!
    Carrie :)
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    " It was excellent "
    cabincrazyone ate it and said...
    I love breaded and fried calamari. Every time I'm at an Italian restaurant, if they have it I order it.
    Jeeez ... I've been thinking about this for 30 seconds and I just realized I've chewed the erasers off three pencils.
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    " It was excellent "
    linebb956 ate it and said...
    Calamari... and your salad... Heaven!
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