This fried calamari is a delicious, easy, quick, but moderately expensive recipe. Everyone I've fixed this for absolutely loves it!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
10 appetizer servings


  • 3 cups vegetable oil

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 12 squid, cleaned and sliced into rings

  • 1 lemon - cut into wedges, for garnish


  1. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Mix together flour, salt, oregano, and pepper in a medium bowl. Dredge squid in flour mixture.

  3. Fry squid in hot oil until light brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Do not overcook, or squid will be tough. Drain squid on a paper towel-lined plate. Serve with lemon wedges.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

642 Calories
67g Fat
5g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 642
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 67g 86%
Saturated Fat 9g 44%
Cholesterol 112mg 37%
Sodium 254mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 11mg 54%
Calcium 25mg 2%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 141mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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