Recipe courtesy of Tufano's Vernon Park Tap

Fried Calamari

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 30 min (includes soaking time)
  • Active: 25 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings



Special equipment:
a deep-fryer
  1. Set a deep fryer to 450 degrees F. Fill with vegetable oil.
  2. Rinse calamari, then strain.
  3. Make a wash in a bowl with eggs, milk, salt and pepper. With a whisk, beat all the ingredients until fully combined, about 1 minute. Add the calamari and let it soak in the mixture for a few minutes. Put flour in another separate bowl.
  4. Scoop out 2 cups calamari with a strainer, then transfer to flour. Toss calamari gently in flour, making sure each piece of calamari is evenly coated. Transfer to a dry strainer and shake off excess flour. Repeat with remaining calamari.
  5. In small batches, fry the calamari until golden, then drain on a paper towel. Plate the calamari and serve with fresh lemons and marinara sauce.