Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Chef Chuck's Fried Calamari


Calamari Fritti


Calamari, is a delicious fried squid appetizer, served with a marinara sauce and fresh lemon wedges. The corn starch adheres well to the squid therefore resulting in a crunchier bite. Maintaining the correct frying temperature insures a tender calamari. Our family loves these treats as soon as they are fried, they disappear!


Fried Calamari
2 pounds squid
corn starch
canola oil for frying
salt
marinara sauce
lemon wedges


Wash squid and cut into 1/2 inch rings, leave tentacles whole, dredge in corn starch. Heat oil in a small pot to 350 degrees and only fry 4 - 5 tubes at a time so you maintain the right temperature. Fry 1 to 1 1/2 minutes. Place on a kitchen or paper towel, salt and serve. Serves 2 - 4.

16 comments:

  1. This is one of my absolute favorite appetizers! Yum! Where is a quality place for squid in the Phoenix area? Janet

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  2. Hi Janet, My fav too!! I got the squid at our local organic store, new frontiers, here in Prescott! Is there one in Phx?
    Thank You! :)

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  3. Hi again, I just saw your post on my blog. SI SI SI I would LOVE to see a recipe of tiramisu. I think I make a pretty damn good one but am always open to new recipes (even though I can't eat raw eggs at the moment).

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  4. This looks so delicious! It's actually the only fish I like! I am too scared to tackle it yet.

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  5. Love this but I have never made it myself. I will have to try it.

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  6. Ciao Monika, I will send you a copy for future plans, Of coarse you must take care! This recipe has home made lady fingers with in! Thank You :)

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  7. Yes Michele, Please try I know you can do this one, it's so simple. Just make sure your oil is pretty constant, at 350 degrees. Don't throw to many in at a time, this will drop the temp, not good. You will love it!! Thank You and Enjoy :)

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  8. Hi Lisa, You are going to love it! It's simple. And I wanted to let you know Lisa, I was once a Jersey Boy!! Many years ago.
    Thank You :)

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  9. thanks Chuck! Funny, I've had a craving for calamari... I think I even have some in the freezer? I should check... cause I think I'm gonna have to cook them now!

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  10. Yes Ash, Maybe it's in the air or just seasonal! This is a nice seafood appetizer! Enjoy :)
    Thank You

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  11. Those would disappear fast here too!

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  12. Love it! Pass me some over here! LOL xox

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  13. My gosh, this is one of my fav appetizers of all time. Very nice!!!! Sorry I have been MIA. I have less time for blogging these days! But what a nice treat now that I am here.

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  14. Hello Maryann, If you were closer I surely would pass you some !!
    Thank You :)

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  15. Hello Live.Love.Eat, My fav too!! Glad you stopped by, Thank You :)

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