Crispy Fried Calamari

 Crispy Fried Calamari

One of the easiest appetizers to make are these Crispy Fried Calamari. If you have cleaned squid, this snack/ appetizer takes only a minute to fry. Not kidding, calamari takes only a minute to cook, well, if you fry it anywhere around 5 minutes or more, the texture then turns rubbery. 

Calamari are simply a type of squid that are smaller in size. Squid does not have too much cooking time, but if you plan to cook it really well, you might use the pressure cooker, as the pressure cooker method makes the squid less rubbery. To know the exact cooking time for squids, there is no cooking time that is 'in between'. It is either cooked for a minute on high flame or cooked for a long time, preferably in pressure cookers.

I wanted to be innovative with this recipe, but for some recipes, the simplicity is what brings out the flavors of the calamari. The recipe is super easy with very few ingredients and does not use egg too, it's that easy and mess free!

Ingredients :

  • 500 gms Squid, skin peeled and cleaned 
  • Salt, as required
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper, crushed
  • 1/2 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 cup Corn Flour
  • 1 tsp dried Parsley, optional
  • Vegetable Oil

Mayo Sauce:

  • 1 tiny Garlic Clove
  • 3 tbsp Mayo

Instructions :

  1. Cut the cleaned squid into thin rings and add salt and pepper to it. Mix well and set aside.

  2. In a bowl, add all purpose flour, corn flour and the dried parsley, mix well using a whisk.
  3. Now drop the marinated squid rings to the flour mix and coat well.
  4. In a deep pan, pour vegetable oil and allow to heat well, once heated, add in the squid rings one at a time, on medium high flame.

  5. Fry for 30 seconds, and flip and fry for another 30 seconds and you are done!
  6. Mix the minced garlic and mayo and enjoy the fried crispy calamari as it is or with the dip!

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