RECIPE: Fried Calamari

calamariQuick & Easy Party Appetizer


Ingredients

  • 1 Lb Frozen Calamari
  • 1/2 Cup All purpose Plain Flour
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon Pepper Seasoning
  • Cooking Oil

You will also need:

  • 1 large gallon size Ziploc Bag
  • Large Saucepan / Pasta Pot or a Deep Fryer
  • Metal Slotted Spoon or Tongs
  • Baking Tray – lined with paper towels or a wire cake rack


Directions

  1. Preheat Oil to 375F
  2. Defrost calamari in Fridge
  3. Mix together in a large ziplock bag, flour & lemon pepper, shake until combined
  4. Place Calamari in Seasoned flour, seal bag and shake, turning over until all calamari is coated
  5. Cook in hot oil 2-3 min, turning with metal slotted spoon
  6. Drain on paper towels inside a baking dish
  7. Serve Hot



Tips:

  • Make sure oil is pre-heated to 375F before you drop calamari into oil or it won’t cook properly and you will lose the breading
  • You can also Defrost the calamari in the microwave 60-90 seconds on high
  • You can use fresh or frozen calamari, shrimp or baby octopus
  • For a low carb, healthier version, you can use wheat flour instead of all purpose
  • I use Smart Balance Omega3 Cooking Oil for deep frying
  • Do not overcook calamari or it will be rubbery


3 oz = 1 Serving Size



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