Ultimate Fried Calamari

Ultimate Fried Calamari

Ultimate Fried Calamari


  • 1/3 cup (50g) cornflour

  • 1/3 cup (50g) plain flour

  • Sunflower oil, to deep-fry

  • 500g whole squid, cleaned cut into tubes, tentacles roughly chopped

  • Parsley leaves

  • 1 chili, roughly chopped

  • a few sliced of lemon

  • 1 garlic clove, bashed with the palm of your hand

  • Pinch of sea salt flakes

  • Lemon wedges, to serve


  1. Combine flours in a bowl and season well.

  2. Heat up the to 180°C (a cube of bread will turn golden in 20 seconds when the oil is hot enough).

  3. Firstly, drop the garlic into the oil to flavor it, then, working in batches, add a handful of squid rings and tentacles to the flour mixture and toss to coat thoroughly.

  4. Shake  off any excess flour then drop into hot oil and deep fry for 2-3 minutes.

  5. When the garlic has turned dark golden, remove from the oil.

  6. Drain the squid on paper towel.

  7. Dip some parsley leaves, the chopped chillies and the lemon slices to the flour mix.

  8. Shake off the excess, then deep fry for 1-2 minutes or until crispy.

  9. Drain on paper towel.

  10. Toss with the calamari, season with salt and serve hot, with fresh lemon wedges.

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