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    25 mins

    15 mins

    10 mins

    canarygirl's Note:

    Crispy, tender, mouthwatering calamari....need I say more?

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    • 1 lb cleaned calamari, cut into rings
    • 1/4 cup cornmeal or 1/4 cup cornstarch
    • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
    • 2 cloves garlic, mashed
    • 1 cup breadcrumbs (I like garlic and parsley flavored)
    • salt
    • oil (for frying)


    1. 1
      First, coat the calamari rings in corn meal, shaking them out to get rid of any excess.
    2. 2
      Then dip them into a mixture of the eggs and garlic.
    3. 3
      Lastly, dip them into the bread crumbs mixed with salt, coating them well, and shaking off any excess.
    4. 4
      Up to this point may be done in advance, and the calamari rings refrigerated for a couple of hours, until you are ready to fry.
    5. 5
      Meanwhile, heat the oil (the secret to crispy calamari is hot, hot oil, just below the smoking point.) Fry the rings (in batches) about 1 minute, or until they are golden.
    6. 6
      Remove and drain on paper towels.
    7. 7
      If you have a deep fryer it's best, but otherwise, make sure the oil is deep enough to cover the calamari.
    8. 8
      Serve immediately with lemon wedges, garlic mayo, and marinara sauce.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 18, 2002


      This an excellent recipe, CG. It's Calamari Fritti, the real thing and absolutely delicious. No calamari fan should miss this one.

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    • on February 22, 2004


      The canary sings! A delicious recipe; I eliminated the egg and just used cornmeal to bread, and it worked wonderfully.

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    • on August 20, 2003


      We tried it last night and all liked it. It tasted so delicious yet very easy to make and simple to prepare.

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    Nutritional Facts for Fried Calamari

    Serving Size: 1 (98 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 207.0
    Calories from Fat 41
    Total Fat 4.6 g
    Saturated Fat 1.2 g
    Cholesterol 181.2 mg
    Sodium 252.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 27.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.8 g
    Sugars 1.8 g
    Protein 13.3 g

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