Fresh calamari is dipped in a homemade buttermilk batter then fried to a golden brown. I like to serve as an entree with a dipping sauce.
This recipe is very good however for best results soak the squid in 2 cups of buttermilk for 2 hours, it makes it very tender then drain in a colander, dump all of the squid into flour mixture but up the amount of flour to 2 cups and toss with your hands and then deep fry, I also don't add the oregano, don't really know why but I like it without. - 27 Apr 2007 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
Better than most restaurant calamari. We added cayenne seasoning and Emeril's Essence to the flour mixture, and it gave it a great kick. - 04 Jul 2006 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
So light the calamari almost floats off the plate. I've tried many different recipes but now my search is over. This is one I'll engrain in memory and use from now on. Thanks for submitting it. - 25 Mar 2008 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)