"As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy, and to make plans."--Ernest Hemingway

Fried Calamari Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Lisa Albis
Added: Sunday, October 21, 2007

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
4 cups light olive oil or vegetable oil (Canola recommended)
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
Pinch cayene pepper
1 tsp. kosher salt
2 lbs. whole squid, well washed, dried and the bodies cut into ringlets, the tentacles halved or quartered
Lemon wedges

Directions:
Directions:
In a heavy bottomed pan, heat the oil to 360 degrees. On a large plate, combine the flour, cayenne, and salt. A batch at a time, toss the squid in the mixture and coat well. Place the squid in a colander and shake to remove excess coating. Work in batches, drop the squid into the hot oil. Don't crowd the pan. Using a slotted spoon, turn once or twice. Fry until golden brown, about 2 minutes. Drain on paper towels, keeping the squid warm until all the frying is completed. Serve hot with lemon wedges.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4 to 6

 

 

 

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