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Fried Calamari Recipe - Calamari Fritti


Fritto di Pesce: Enjoy!

Fritto di Pesce, Fried Fish (the Rings are Calamari): Enjoy!

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Fried calamari is one of the most classic summer seafood dishes in Italy: golden rings people eagerly squeeze lemon wedges over, and eat quickly for fear that they'll get less than their share of. Fried calamari are hard to beat. To serve 4 (depending upon your diners you may want to expand the recipe):

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes


  • 1 pound (450 g) calamaro rings (Italian fishmongers cut the bodies of calamari into rings for their patrons)
  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 4 tablespoons semolina
  • 4 eggs
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Lemon wedges
  • Salt


Rinse the rings and pat them dry.

Heat your oil.

Lightly beat the eggs in a bowl. Put the flour in a second bowl and dredge the rings in it, shaking them to remove excess. Dip the floured rings in the egg, and then in the semolina, and fry them in several batches until golden in the hot oil.

Drain them well on absorbent paper, salt them, and serve them at once with lemon wedges.

Yield: 4(?) servings fried calamari.

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