Calamari fritto

Calamari fritto


Vegetable Oil – enough to cover the calamari rings (about 2 inches)

1 pounds calamari rings

1/2 teaspoon each of salt and pepper

1 1/2 cup flour

1 teaspoon paprika

1 teaspoon cayenne pepper


Heat vegetable oil in a heavy skillet, when hot, turn heat down to medium (about 375 degrees). Then place calamari rings in a bowl and toss with salt and pepper. In a separate bowl mix flour, cayenne pepper and paprika

Working in batches by the handful, take a handful of ring and tentacles and place in flour to coat, gently shake off excess. Place in the hot vegetable oil, cooking for 3-5 minutes until golden and crisp. Use a slotted spoon to transfer calamari to paper towels to drain. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.