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Fried Salt and Pepper Calamari

Fried Squid or Fried Calamari is popular in the cuisine of many Eastern or Western countries. Usually it's often served as an appetizer or snack in any Italian or Western restaurant. But in Chinese cuisine it's usually served as a main dish. Don't we all loves Fried Calamari ? I don't really care what style,cuisine or how Calamari is fried,as long as it's Fried Calamari,I love it !! How about you?

2 pound white squid (clean,cut 1 inch X 3 inch)

1 tbsp salt

1 tbsp ground black pepper

1 tsp sugar

1 tbsp garlic powder

*mix above seasoning well with clean cut squid in a large bowl*

1 cup all purpose flour

4 tbsp corn flour

1 tsp salt

1 tsp Cayenne pepper

*mix above dry ingredients together in Ziploc bag *


1: Heat oil in frying pan or pot at medium heat. Coat seasoned cut calamari/squid with flour mixture well.Or shake cut calamari well with flour mixture in Ziploc bag.

2:Fry coated calamari in medium heat oil for 1-2 minutes or until light golden brown.Drain on paper towel before serve warm or hot.


Do not over fried calamari ,it's tend to be rubbery or chewy.



Anonymous said...
February 17, 2009 at 4:56 AM

I love calamari rings .. and onion rings!

Anonymous said...
February 17, 2009 at 5:33 AM

I love this dish! I always order this whenever I go to a Chinese restaurant. Love the addition of cayenne pepper. Spicy!

Anonymous said...
February 17, 2009 at 7:47 AM

This is not fair!! I want some.. hehe.
This is my fav dish!! Always order when I go dim sum.. can even have 2 plates..

Anonymous said...
February 17, 2009 at 11:44 AM

Yummy, one of my favorites!

Anonymous said...
February 17, 2009 at 1:20 PM

yey!!! this is a winner... :)

Anonymous said...
February 17, 2009 at 11:23 PM

first family:
I didn't use small squid instead of big white cuttlefish,so no rings:) don't we all love calamari?

oh yea,I love the chinese restaurant one too!!

lol! you're so funny!

thank you:)

thank you:))

Anonymous said...
February 18, 2009 at 6:05 AM

My boys will finish up the whole plate if its crunchy.

Anonymous said...
February 19, 2009 at 9:08 PM

Fried calamari is really good!

Anonymous said...
February 22, 2009 at 7:58 AM

IS this the fried calamari served in dim sum restaurants????

I might wanna try making some one of these days... :)

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