Recipe courtesy of The Neelys

Neely's Fried Calamari

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 15 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 5 min
  • Yield: 6 servings


Sweet and Spicy Dipping Sauce:


  1. Preheat oil in a deep fryer to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl add the cornmeal, flour, cayenne, garlic powder, dried parsley, salt and pepper. Whisk together to combine.
  3. Working in batches, toss the calamari into the dry mixture, shaking off the excess. Carefully add to the hot oil, in batches, until lightly golden, about 1 minute per batch. Remove to a paper towel lined sheet tray and immediately season with salt. Transfer to a platter, garnish with lemon wedges, and serve with the Spicy Dipping Sauce.

Sweet and Spicy Dipping Sauce:

  1. Add all the ingredients to a serving bowl and whisk to combine. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.