2 pounds squid 1/2 cup flour 1 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon black pepper 2 eggs 1 cup milk 1 1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
Cut the cleaned squid body sacks into 1/2" wide rings. Rinse well under cold running water. In deep fryer heat oil to 375 degrees F.
In plastic bag combine flour, salt and pepper. Add a few squid rings at a time, shake until well coated. In a shallow bowl combine eggs and milk (beaten together). Dip squid in liquid then in bread crumbs.
Fry a few at a time about 45 seconds or until golden brown. Drain and keep warm. Serve with cocktail sauce or tartar sauce.
I love calamari at restaurants but it's usually overpriced and sometimes overcooked. Made this recipe for a fraction of what I pay at a restaurant and it was wonderful!
Jul 15, 2013
I bought frozen squid rings so I didn't have to cut them up. Thawed them and then proceeded with the recipe. I added a little cayenne for flavor and paprika for color to the flour mix. These were just like you order at a restaurant! Definitely be careful not to over cook them though. I let one batch cook for about 2 minutes because I got distracted and they were like chewing rubber bands! The ones taht cooked until just golden were perfect.