Fried Calamari


by: Alexia78

Fried Calamari


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serves: 4

1 pound fresh calamari

2 cups milk

1 Juice of lemon

1 teaspoon Tabasco

2 cups flour

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 teaspoon sweet paprika

1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

3 eggs

Vegetable oil, for frying

Nutrition Facts
Fried Calamari

Servings Per Recipe: 4

Amount per Serving

Calories: 485

  • Total Fat: 14 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 7 g
  •     Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 159.3 mg
  • Sodium: 192.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 67.8 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 2.6 g
  •     Sugars: 0.7 g
  • Protein: 21.8 g

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1.  Clean the calamari and cut the bodies into thick rings, reserving the tentacles separately.

2.  Mix the milk and lemon juice in a large bowl.

3.  Let rest for 5 minutes until it thickens. Add the garlic hot sauce. Add the calamari and soak in the buttermilk for up to 4 hours.

4.  In a bowl, mix the flour, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon black pepper, paprika and cayenne. Beat the eggs in another bowl.

5.  Remove the calamari from the buttermilk and drain. Dip into the beaten egg, and then the flour mixture.

6.  Fill a heavy skillet with 2 cups vegetable oil and heat over medium-high heat to 360 degrees F.

7.  Fry the calamari, in batches, until brown and crispy, about 4 minutes.

8.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

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