Fried Calamari

July 22, 2011 | In: Appetizer

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In Italian, we say Calamari Fritti


1 pound Calamari

1 cup of Flour semolina durium



Oil for frying


Wash the calamari very well

Cut the tubes in circles 1/3 inch thick

The tentacles leave hole

Dry the calamari very well with kitchen/paper towel

Put 1/2 cup of the flour in a plate

Coat the calamari in flour

Shake the excess flour and keep calamari on the side

Repeat one more time with the rest of the flour (add more flour if necessary)

Put the oil in a frying pan

When the oil is hot, add the calamari and gently fry them

Transfer the calamari to a paper towel

Dry the excess oil

Add salt and pepper (optional)

Transfer the calamari to a serving plate

Garnish with lemon wedges and serve hot

You can also serve with marinara sauce on the side

Please don’t forget the cold white wine

Enjoy, Buon Appetito

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