Crispy Calamari



Fresh calamari! What a treat. Just prep and fry as our CSF member Michael Gross did here. But first you have to clean it! See the video HERE.




  • 2lbs squid, cleaned

  • 1/2 cup of all purpose flour

  • 1/2 cup cornstarch

  • ½ tsp of salt

  • ¼ tsp  pepper

  • ¼ tsp  paprika

  • Vegetable oil for frying (more or less depending on whether you deep or shallow fry, I prefer to shallow fry.)

  • Lemon wedges

  • Sriracha DIPPING SAUCE - great for battered calamari


For the dipping sauce - stir together in a small bowl:

  • 1/4 cup yogurt

  • 1/4 cup mayonaise

  • juice of 1/2 lemon or lime

  • splurt of sriracha (Vietnamese hot sauce, but you knew that)

  • 1/4 tsp cumin




Nothing fancy going on here.  Dredge the calamari in a 50/50 blend of flour and cornstarch, with salt, freshly ground black pepper, and paprika.  Deep fry to perfection, and pair with lemon wedges and the dipping sauce. Cheers!

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