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Cory's Best Calamari

Rated as 3.8 out of 5 Stars

"My mom always cooked this recipe when I was a kid: deep fried calamari. This is one of our family's favorite foods. Simple yet very delicious."
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Ingredients

30 m servings 453
Original recipe yields 5 servings (4 to 6 servings)

Directions

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  1. Rinse and drain squid well. Pat squid dry with paper towels. Sprinkle salt on squid.
  2. Put flour and a few squid in a small paper or plastic bag. Shake the squid rounds in the bag until coated. Remove squid and place more in the sack to coat.
  3. Heat oil in a medium size frying pan over a high heat. Fry the calamari in the oil until golden brown and crispy. Drain the calamari on paper towels. Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 453 calories; 24.8 24.8 30.9 423 546 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

This is definitely a old family tradition of mine as well to make Calamari and it is always a winner. It takes very little time to make and it could be used as a meal or an appetizer. WONDERFUL ...

Most helpful critical review

This was the worst Calamari I've ever had. There was no taste at all and they were loaded with oil and the flour was just oo heavy. I would never make this again

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This is definitely a old family tradition of mine as well to make Calamari and it is always a winner. It takes very little time to make and it could be used as a meal or an appetizer. WONDERFUL ...

This was the worst Calamari I've ever had. There was no taste at all and they were loaded with oil and the flour was just oo heavy. I would never make this again

I am from Spain, where you find this dish in every restaurant as "Calamares a la Romana", the most simple yet delicious way to serve calamari. Drizzle with some lemon juice before eating, wonder...

this is the best recipe ever

Not sure I would rate this as a recipe - put the squid in flour and fry. Guess I was looking for more like different spices, etc. Thanks anyway for posting this - a good place to start.

After reading others reviews I decided to add more seasoning and it was excellent! I added fresh garlic to the oil for starters. Then I added oregano, crushed red and black pepper and garlic po...

Kind of bland. I added a touch of Old Bay seasoning because I thought the salt and pepper would need a little kick. I try not to use too much because it is very salty, but this seemed to lack a...

if you add fresh basil, red pepper, jalapeno salt, grind with the flour in processor then dip in sriracha sauce you've got an awesome appetizer

Simple and tasted just okay. The flour barely clinged onto the calamari pieces which resulted in virtually no breading in the final product. Adjusted the breading process after frying the firs...