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Fried calamari recipe

📋Fried Calamari Recipe

This fried calamari recipe is easy to make and does not require a big effort. Crunchy outside and soft inside, you don't need a complicated batter. Serve it with homemade Aioli, mayonnaise mixed with garlic and a drop of fresh lemon juice, a seafood delight.
Course Appetizer, Starters
Cuisine Italian
Keyword fried calamari, fried seafood, fried squid
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 216kcal



  • In a large bowl mix the flour, the semolina flour and the salt
    1/2 cup flour, 1 tbsp semolina flour, 1 tsp salt
  • Add the calamari rings and mix to make sure they are all completely coated with flour
    12 oz calamari
  • If you have a basket for frying, put the calamari in the basket making sure all the excess flour is removed. Otherwise, shake off the flour by placing the calamari on a sieve ladle
  • Fry the calamari at high temperature turning them so they are evenly cooked
    vegetable oil for frying
  • Remove from the fryer once the coating turns into a light golden colour
  • Place on kitchen paper to remove excess oil
  • Serve them immediately while still warm and sprinkle with chopped parsley for decoration
    1 sprig freshly chopped parsley
  • Add some lemon wedges on the side and a small ramekin with aioli sauce for dipping
    1 lemon juice, 1/4 cup aioli



  • Ask the fishmonger to clean the calamari for you
  • You can use frozen calamari, defrost them first and remove any excess water
  • If you like you can add some more flavour to the coating by adding paprika, cumin or even curry
  • You can use the same flour mix to coat other seafood to make the fritto misto di mare
  • Fry at a high temperature
  • Serve when they are still warm


Calories: 216kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 203mg | Sodium: 750mg | Potassium: 226mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 49IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg