Monday, 4 October 2010


Squid is becoming a very popular food all around the world and i love calamari, especially when it's deep fried. Calamari is deep-fried battered squid. It's normally served on its own as a starter or as a side dish . Calamari is normally served with a wedge of lemon or garnished with parsley, or sprinkled with Parmesan cheese. It can also be served with dips such as tartar sauce, ketchup or mayonnaise. I like to eat mine with a side salad topped with mozzarella cheese and a baked potato. 

I also like to season my calamari with salt and pepper. To make Calamari, purchase good fresh squid from over the counter places in supermarkets.
Rinse and clean the squid. Wipe the squid dry with paper towels. Cut the squid bodies cut into rings and leaving tentacles whole. In a bowl, mix one cup of all purpose flour with one tea-spoons of salt and half a tea spoon of pepper. Place the squid in and toss to coat. Heat your deep-fat frier or skillet until it's very hot. Add your calamari one by one. Don't overcrowd the place as the calamari will stick to each other (you can do the calamari in batches). Deep-fry for 2-3 minutes until golden brown. Transfer to individual plates, garnish lemon wedges and serve. Enjoy as an appetizer, side dish or snack!

Main Ingredients (serves 5-6)
  1. 3 pounds small squid
  2. 1 cup all-purpose flour
  3. 1 teaspoon salt
  4. 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground white pepper
  5. Olive oil or peanut oil, for frying, (you can also use sunflower oil)
  6. 2 lemons, cut into 6 wedges

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