Fried Calamari


Fried Calamari


  • 1 lb. (450 g) fresh or thawed frozen squid, cleaned
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 TBS (15 mL) milk
  • 3/4 Cup (180 mL) fine dry unseasoned breadcrumbs
  • Vegetable oil


2-3 servings. Tartar Sauce Seafood cocktail sauce Lemon wedges Pat squid thoroughly dry with paper towels. Beat egg with milk in small bowl. Add squid; stir to coat well. Remove a few squid from egg mixture and place in single layer on bread crumbs. Turn pieces over to coat evenly. Repeat process to coat all squid. Let stand 10 to 15 minutes before frying. To deep-fry, heat 1 1/2 inches (4 cm) oil in large saucepan to 350 F (180 C). {Caution, suid will pop and splatter during frying} Fry 8 to 10 pieces at a time in hot oil till light brown, 45 to 60 seconds. Remove with slotted spoon to drain on paper towel lined rack. Serve hot with tartar sauce, cocktail sauce and lemon wedges.

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