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Spicy Calamari

This is a recipe for fried spicy calamari
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Author: Daisy Merano


  • 1 lb. squid cleaned and sliced into rings
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper powder
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 cups oil canola or peanut


  • Heat oil in a medium saucepan until the temperature reaches 315F to 320F.
  • Combine flour, cayenne pepper powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Whisk until all the ingredients come together.
  • Pat the squid dry using a paper towel.
  • Dredge the squid in the flour mixture. Shake the excess flour off the squid. Gently put the squid rings in the saucepan one-by-one.
  • Cook the squid for 2 minutes or until the breading starts to crisp. Be sure to leave extra space in between the squid rings. Cook the remaining squid in separate batches.
  • Remove the fried calamari from the pan. Lay a piece of paper towel on a wide dish and then put the calamari on top.
  • Serve with cocktail sauce.


Serving: 4g