Carrabba’s Fried Calamari

There are many places to get fried calamari and the best one is your own kitchen. You don’t need a deep fryer or fancy kitchen tools. All you need is 30 minutes to create and enjoy!

Carrabba’s Fried Calamari

How To Make Carrabba’s Fried Calamari

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 30 mins


  • 2 lb calamari, frozen and thawed
  • 5 eggs, beaten
  • cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp dried dill
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • 5 cups vegetable oil, (up to 8 cups), for frying

For Serving:

  • ¼ tsp cilantro, chopped, per serving
  • ¼ cup marinara sauce, per serving


  1. Preheat your oil in a large saucepan at 375 degrees F, and prepare a basket lined with paper towels.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, cornstarch, Italian seasoning, paprika, salt, dried dill, and pepper. Mix evenly and set aside.

  3. Dredge your calamari in the flour mixture, dip in egg, and coat back in the flour mixture.

  4. Fry the calamari for roughly 3 to 5 minutes each. Once you're done frying, remove them from the oil and drain them onto your basket.

  5. Garnish with cilantro and marinara sauce.


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