Crispy Squid (Fried Calamari)

Crispy Squid (Fried Calamari)
Patricia Vasos
  • Crispy Squid (Fried Calamari)
  • Description
    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'

Main ingredients

fresh squid, greek extra virgin olive oil

Cooking Method



6 servings

fresh squid 1 ¼ Lb (565 gr)
ouzo ½ cup
all-purpose flour ½ cup
semolina ½ cup
bread crumbs ¼ cup
ground garlic 1 tablespoon
lemon rind, grated 1 tablespoon
salt ½ teaspoon
pepper ½ teaspoon
lemon 6 wedges
greek extra virgin olive oil for frying
How to cook

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.

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