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Fried Calamari

Posted on December 19, 2011.


This unique approach to calamari uses finely ground graham cracker crumbs to create the crust. Proper oil temperature is the key to preventing fried dishes from getting greasy. I recommend you use a good oil thermometer.


1 lb fresh calamari, sliced in 1/2 inch rings
4 cups olive oil
1 cup flour
1 cup graham cracker crumbs, finely ground
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup Marinara sauce (see recipe)


Mix calamari in bowl with buttermilk. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

In large bowl, mix flour and graham crackers.

Heat olive oil to 360 degrees minimum.

Salt rings, dip in flour mix, and place in hot grease. Cook until golden brown. Remove and place on plate, covered with paper towel to absorb excess grease.

Recommend serving with Marinara sauce for dipping.


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