Fried calamari
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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

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Fried calamari

Kelly Mike - Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Ingredients

Calamari
  • 1 lb calamari, bodies sliced into ½ inch rings, tentacles left whole
  • 1½ cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cayenne
  • 1 tsp red chili flakes
  • oil for frying
  • chopped parsley for garnish
  • lemon wedges
Lemon aioli
  • ⅓ cup mayonnaise
  • zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • dash of Tabasco
  • salt and pepper to taste

Insructions

  1. Prepare lemon aioli by whisking together mayonnaise & Tabasco.
  2. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Soak calamari in buttermilk for 20-30 minutes.
  4. Preheat frying oil to 350 degrees F.
  5. Combine flour with seasonings from paprika - red chili flakes.
  6. Dredge calamari in seasoned flour, tossing evenly to coat.
  7. Carefully drop a handful of the calamari into the hot oil.
  8. Cook until golden brown, about 1-2 minutes.
  9. Remove with slotted spoon and transfer to a paper lined baking sheet.
  10. Repeat with remaining calamari.
  11. Sprinkle parsley on top. 
  12. Serve with lemon wedges and lemon aioli.

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