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Crispy Fried Calamari Recipe

This crispy fried calamari recipe is delicious and mouth-watering.  Calamari or squid is widely available in the supermarkets and relatively low-priced that it is just easy to whip up this recipe.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Fried Calamari
Servings: 3 people
Cost: $5


  • Frying Pan


  • 2 cups Squid cleaned and cut into rings
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 2 cups All-purpose flour
  • 2 cups Cooking oil for deep frying
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon Juice


  • Clean the squid.  Remove its ink and clean the the body of the squid.  Once cleaned, cut it into rings and pour some lemon juice into it and set aside.
  • Mix flour with garlic powder, salt and paprika in one bowl and put milk in another bowl.
  • Soak the squid/calamari in the milk then dredge it into the flour mixture.  Deep-fry the squid in cooking oil for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Remove it from the frying pan using slotted ladle and place in a plate with paper towel to remove excess oil.  Transfer to a serving plate and serve with a tomato-based sauce of your preference.


  1. You may use buttermilk to soak the squid if preferred.