Quick Calamari

Quick Calamari


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Who needs a fish and chip shop when it is this easy to cook calamari? Buy fresh, slice, dust and fry. Serve with salad.


Serves: 10 

  • 3 cups (750ml) vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup (30g) plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 12 squid, cleaned and sliced into rings
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges for garnish

Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:20min 

  1. Preheat oil in a deep fryer or saucepan. Oil should be heated to 180 degrees C.
  2. In a medium sized mixing bowl mix together flour, salt, oregano and black pepper. Dust squid through flour and spice mixture.
  3. Place squid in oil for 2 to 3 minutes or until light brown. Beware of overcooking squid or it will become tough.
  4. Dry squid on paper towels. Serve with wedges of lemon.

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