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Crispy Fried Calamari Recipe

Crispy Fried Calamari Recipe

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How To Make Crispy Fried Calamari

Make your own fried calamari with the help of this easy recipe. The squid is crisp and light and you can serve this best with lemon or marinara sauce.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes



  • canola oil,for frying
  • 1lbclean squid bodies,cut in ¼-inch rings and dried with a paper towel
  • 2cupsflour
  • ½tspkosher salt
  • ½tspgarlic powder
  • tspblack pepper,coarse ground
  • 1lemon,cut into wedges


  1. In a large pot or dutch oven add three inches of oil and bring to 350 degrees F.

  2. Add the flour, salt, garlic powder and pepper to a large bowl and stir to combine.

  3. Toss the squid pieces in the flour then into the hot oil.

  4. Fry the squid for 1 to 2 minutes.

  5. Remove to a cookie sheet to drain (do not add paper towels as it will steam the calamari and make it soft.)

  6. Serve with lemon wedges.


  • Calories: 360.56kcal
  • Fat: 4.83g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.70g
  • Trans Fat: 0.01g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 1.83g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.60g
  • Carbohydrates: 52.88g
  • Fiber: 2.15g
  • Sugar: 0.54g
  • Protein: 24.36g
  • Cholesterol: 264.22mg
  • Sodium: 286.86mg
  • Calcium: 50.29mg
  • Potassium: 371.72mg
  • Iron: 1.62mg
  • Vitamin A: 11.51µg
  • Vitamin C: 13.02mg
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