Squid is a versatile ingredient and is used in many types of cuisines. Squid dishes are often referred to by their culinary name and that is calamari.
Here is a simple and delicious take on every crowd’s favorite calamari dish, the fried calamari rings. If you have guests coming over, this dish can be served as a great appetizer. If you want a crispy snack, this recipe will have you satisfied in no time.
This is what you will need:
- 300 grams of squid
- 3 tablespoons of corn starch
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoons of bread crumbs
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1/2 teaspoon of cooking wine
- 1/2 teaspoon of pepper
- 300 ml of vegetable oil
Step one: Clean and cut your squid into thin rings.
Step 2: Pat the rings dry.
Step 3: Season with salt and pepper. (You can add additional flavors according to your own taste)
Step 4: Prepare 3 plates for the battering process using corn starch, eggs and followed by breadcrumbs.
Step 5: Lightly toss your squid rings into the corn starch
Step 6: Then coat them in the egg.
Step 7: Finally, toss them in a generous layer of breadcrumbs.
Step 8: Once they’re all coated, they are ready to deep fry!
Step 9: Fry the battered calamari in either olive oil, palm oil or vegetable oil as these have high smoke points.
Step 10: Turn them over when the rings turn slightly brown.
Step 11: Take them out of the frying pan and serve with any condiment of your choosing.