Calamari

Prep. Time  10 minutes
Cook Time  15 minutes
Total Time   25 minutes
Yield             4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. calamari rings, soaked in milk for 3 hours
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • 2 cups cooking oil
  • Tomato ketchup (optional)
  • Mayonnaise (optional)
  • Lemon wedges (optional)

Preparation:

  1. Combine the flour, salt, garlic powder, and parsley flakes. Mix well and set aside.
  2. Heat the cooking oil in a wok or a deep cooking pot.
  3. Drain the milk of the calamari. Dredge the calamari rings one-at-a-time on the flour mixture. Make sure that the calamari ring is completely coated with the mixture.
  4. Deep fry the coated calamari rings on hot oil for 2 minutes or until the calamari turns light brown.
  5. Strain the calamari from the wok or cooking pot using a skimmer or strainer. Let the excess oil drip.
  6. Transfer the fried calamari in a serving plate.
  7. Serve with lemon wedges, ketchup and mayonnaise on the side.
  8. Share and enjoy!

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