How to make it

  • If possible purchase squid that has already been cleaned.
  • Here I can purchase it already cleaned and frozen.
  • Cut the squid into 5 mm 1/4 inch rings.
  • Set aside.
  • Place enough oil in a wok, large saucepan or deep-fat fryer to come halfway up the pan.
  • Place over a medium heat.
  • If you're using a deep-fat fryer or have a thermometer, heat the oil to 180C/350F.
  • While the oil is heating, mix the flour, cayenne, paprika and salt in a large bowl.
  • Drop in the individual pieces of squid and coat thoroughly with the flour mixture.
  • Dip the floured squid into the beaten egg and then carefully drop into the hot oil.
  • Fry for 2-3 minutes until golden.
  • You may have to do this in several batches.
  • Remove from the oil and briefly drain on paper towels before serving with the garlic and lemon mayonnaise or your own marinara sauce.
  • It depends on personal preferences regarding the use of garlic and lemon mayonnaise or the marinara sauce.
  • I personally prefer the marinara sauce.

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    " It was excellent "
    peteygurl ate it and said...
    I love calamares! It's popular in the Philippines! I'll definitely try this! (^_^)
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    " It was excellent "
    trigger ate it and said...
    This sounds really good I am going to make this tonight I am in the mood I will serve them with hot cherry peppers tossed together with some type of cheese on the side. Perhaps Gorgonzola if I have some on hand.
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  • dixiejet 10 years ago
    I LOVE calamari but have never cooked it at home. Joe doesn't like it...we shall see if this recipe will change his mind... ;o)
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  • linebb956 10 years ago
    Debra47.... I drive 52 miles to get calamari like this... Will be trying at home now...
    The garlic lemon mayo... that posted?
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  • debra47 11 years ago
    Thanks for the feedback dugger. When posting recipes I have been trying to post my big favorites and this is definitely one of them. They are great with a pitcher of sangria. Let me know how you fare with the recipe.
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  • dugger 11 years ago
    Oh damn.. now you hooked me. I LOVE calamari. There is a restaurant here in Louisville (pronounced LUAVUL) that does a fantastic fried calamari. Never have seen a recipe for it before. Gonna have to visit the fishmonger and get the basics. Thanks.
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