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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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Nelly December 18, 2002

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

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lyttleradish February 22, 2004

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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kall August 20, 2003

We loved this recipe! It is very easy and delicious. The only change I made was to add some cajun spice to the plain breadcrumbs as well as a bit of salt. Served these with a marinara sauce and a sweet chili sauce for dipping, so it was quite an international meal!!! Thanks for posting!

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Jostlori September 25, 2012

I had trouble getting my oil hot enough on the stove to cook these properly but they were still delicious. I think part of the quality will be the type of bread crumbs though, so choose carefully the kind you like. We made this with http://www.food.com/recipe/chipotle-aioli-117297 and it was over the top delicious. The calamari was good without any dip as well, but I really like mine dipped in spicy aioli and this was the perfect recipe combo.

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ruthrh August 12, 2012

My first time to cook calamari and using this recipe they turned out tasty and tender. I used panko breadcrumbs with good results.

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Wing-Man June 04, 2012

Good recipe, but you should avoid salting the bread crumbs prior to frying. Salt breaks down the oil and much of it will end up being washed off by the oil. It's best to salt immediately after frying.

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shootermcgavin October 10, 2011

This is a good basic recipe. The kids loved them. Tom liked the batter, but thought it needed more spices. I wasn't a fan of the batter (but I prefer the tempura type). Overall, it was good, just needs a few little tweaks for us :)

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CandyTX November 23, 2008

My grandson's( 11 & 6) loved them, as well as myself. Not to spicy- just perfect. The 6 year old helped in preparation and thinks he is "Bobby Flay". Thanks for a great recipe!

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Susan49 April 25, 2008

I messed up the first batch. After that, they were perfect. Mine needed a bit more salt, Umph, maybe some cayenne, herbs, spices, will tweak, husband says, GREAT potential, kids looked and ran :) but they are small, and loved everything else.

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TnTsmom March 07, 2008
Fried Calamari