Friday, February 12, 2021

Calamari and I have a curious relationship... love eating it, and have attempted to make it multiple times but they did not turn out. SO I went on a hunt for a new recipe and these were pretty good. The original recipe used buttermilk but when I tried that didn't work for me, but using regural milk did. I also added more seasoning because the original recipe was a tad bland.
How to make it:
1 pound calamari rings 
1 cup milk
1  all purpose flour
1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
2 teaspoons salt plus more for serving
1/2 teaspoon paprika smoked 
1/2 teaspoon vegeta 
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
vegetable oil for frying
How to make it:
Place the calamari in a bowl with milk, cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
Heat 3-4 inches of oil in a large deep pot to 375 degrees F.
In a medium bowl combine flour, bread crumps salt, paprika, pepper and garlic salt.
Remove each piece of squid from the buttermilk and dredge in the flour. Repeat the process until all pieces are coated.
Place 8-10 pieces of squid in the oil. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown.
Remove the squid from the oil and drain on paper towels. 
Sprinkle with salt and lemon. Serve immediately.

recipe inspiration here.