Home made calamari rings. This recipe is super easy to make and simply delicious!

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir flour, 2 teaspoons salt, paprika, and black pepper together in a shallow bowl.

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  • Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • Press calamari rings into the flour mixture until evenly coated, shaking off excess flour.

  • Working in batches, fry calamari rings in the hot oil until golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer cooked calamari to a paper towel-lined plate; sprinkle with salt. Serve calamari with cocktail and lemon wedges.

Editor's Note:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the breading ingredients. The actual amount of the breading consumed will vary. We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

532 calories; protein 15.3g 31% DV; carbohydrates 31.5g 10% DV; fat 38.4g 59% DV; cholesterol 170.3mg 57% DV; sodium 1503mg 60% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (10)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/10/2017
Came out great!! One crucial step to avoid chewiness is to soak the frozen calamari in cold water and baking soda for 30 minutes to an hour. Read More
(13)
17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
07/10/2017
Came out great!! One crucial step to avoid chewiness is to soak the frozen calamari in cold water and baking soda for 30 minutes to an hour. Read More
(13)
Rating: 4 stars
08/21/2016
Recipe as written was good. Second time I made it I added a little seasoned salt and bread crumbs and thought it was even better. A solid recipe overall. Thanks Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
08/20/2018
It was quite floury tasting and a bit rubbery. But, overall would make again. Also stated a lot more oil than needed. Would adjust the amount of oil and salt and pepper (was very salty for my tastings). Would recommend to all to follow an onion ring recipe and use that for the squid batter. Works way better and the batter is much thicker and cake like. An OK recipe. Read More
(3)
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Rating: 4 stars
03/06/2018
Great recipe! Definitely use the soaking in baking soda trick recommended by another reviewer. Read More
(2)
Rating: 4 stars
02/18/2017
These are easy to make and they tasted great. The quality of the calamari rings I purchased (frozen) was not so good and the finished product was too tough and chewy. I will try this again with fresh calamari. Read More
(1)
Rating: 4 stars
06/11/2015
Loved it! I also added 1 tablespoon of bread crumbs in it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/25/2016
Made the recipe as written and it was delish. The next time I made it I added 1/4 cup of corn meal to the flour--it adds a little something for me. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/28/2019
they could be alittle more golden brown but other wise they r good Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/21/2019
I liked the spices mix with the flour but the coating didn't stick enough and there were definitely no crunchiness to it.. Maybe this would be a different recipe. Read More
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