Deep Fried Calamari

Deep Fried Calamari

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READY IN 1 hour 50 minutes
PREP TIME 10 minutes
COOK TIME 90 minutes
I love calamari. I could eat it all day for breakfast, lunch and supper. I love mine extra hot and spicy, with a dipping sauce. lets cook!!


  • 500g Calamari (cut as desired)
  • ⅔ Cup Corn Flake crumbs
  • 2 Cups strong flour
  • 1 Tbs Salt
  • 1 Tbs sugar
  • 1 Cup cornflour
  • 2-3 Eggs lightly beaten
  • 2 TBp Cayenne pepper
  • 1 TBp Garlic powder
  • Lemon wedges to garnish
  • Oil for frying


  • 1For the Coating
    Combine the corn flake crumbs, flour, salt, sugar, cayenne and garlic powder in a large bowl
    Measure a cup of cornflour into another bowl
    Lightly beat 2-3 eggs in a third bowl
  • 2To Coat the Rings
    Working with a few calamari at a time, drench the calamari in the cornflour
    Dip the calamari in the egg, and then drop them into the coating mixture
    Shake them around until they are coated, then transfer them to a flat platter. Make sure the calamari cuts are not touching.
    Repeat until all of the calamari cuts are coated.
    Allow the calamari to stand for at least 20 minutes before proceeding
    Half-fill your frying pan with oil. Heat the oil to 180c / 350f
    Scoop the calamari up one by one and lower them into the oil. Repeat until the surface area of the pan is covered.
    Fry for 90 seconds per side, then remove and drain on kitchen towel.
    Repeat with the remaining calamari.
  • 3To Serve
    Arrange the calamari on platters, garnish with the lemon wedges and serve with the accompaniments of your choice