Crispy Squid (Fried Calamari)Crispy Squid (Fried Calamari)
- Crispy Squid (Fried Calamari)
A simple and quick recipe for fried calamari with a Greek kick. Marinated in Ouzo, the results are tender on the inside and crispy on the outside.
Preparation time: 15 minutes'
Cooking Time: 10 minutes'
Total Time: 25 minutes'
fresh squid, greek extra virgin olive oil
|fresh squid||1 ¼ Lb (565 gr)|
|all-purpose flour||½ cup|
|bread crumbs||¼ cup|
|ground garlic||1 tablespoon|
|lemon rind, grated||1 tablespoon|
|greek extra virgin olive oil||for frying|
With sharp knife, cut squid crosswise into 1 inch rings or thaw frozen squid the night before in your refrigerator. Rinse squid well and pat dry.
In a bowl, add the squid and ouzo. Mix well with your hands and cover with cellophane. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
In a bowl, combine flour, semolina, bread crumbs, ground garlic, lemon rind, salt and pepper; add squid rings and tentacles, in batches, and toss to coat.
In skillet, heat oil over medium high heat; cook squid, turning once, in batches making sure to not crowd, for 2 to 3 minutes or until golden. Drain on paper towel-lined plate.
Serve with lemon wedges.