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Fried Squid (Calamares Fritos)

This is a popular appetizer around the Mediterranean. Serve with a squeeze of lemon.

Recipe Ingredients

Method

  1. Cut squid body cones into 1/2-inch slices; leave tentacles whole. Pat dry.
  2. Heat 1 to 1 1/2 inches oil to 375 degrees F.
  3. Coat squid with flour. Dip into eggs; coat with bread crumbs.
  4. Fry a few squid pieces at a time until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Drain; sprinkle with salt.
  6. Serve with lemon wedges.

Yields 8 servings


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