Thursday, November 18, 2010

Fried Calamari

I made calamari tonight for dinner, based on this recipe. The squid was from a local Asian grocery store that has the best seafood.

Vegetable oil, for deep-frying
1-2 pounds clean squid rings
1 1/4 c all-purpose flour
3/4 c Italian style bread crumbs
2 tablespoons dried parsley
Salt (lots!) and freshly ground black pepper
Marinara sauce

Pour enough oil into a heavy large saucepan to reach the depth of 3 inches. Heat over medium heat to 350 degrees F. Mix the flour, bread crumbs, parsley, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Working in small batches, toss the squid into the flour mixture to coat. Carefully add the squid to the oil and fry until crisp and very pale golden, about 1 minute per batch. Using tongs or a slotted spoon, transfer the fried calamari to a paper-towel lined plate to drain.

Serve with marinara sauce.

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