Video:How to Make Fried Calamariwith Tony Sierra
Fried calamari or, in Spanish, "calamares fritos," is a very popular tapa in Spain and here in the USA. Here's an easy-to-follow tutorial on how to make your own delicious fried calamari at home.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Make Fried CalamariHi. I'm Tony Sierra for About.com and today we are going to prepare another very popular tapa, Calamares Fritos - Fried Calamari. This will make 4 servings.
Fried Calamari IngredientsYou'll need:
- 2 lbs of cleaned squid; we're using these large squid to make big rings, but you can also use the smaller kind like this - and fry the tentacles, too
- 1 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 32 oz vegetable oil
- 1 lemon for juice
Cooking the Fried CalamariAfter we have rinsed the calamares, we pat them dry. We cut the calamare into rings of about 1/4 to 1/3-inch, like so. Pour the oil into a large, deep frying pan, and heat to about 400 degrees. In a large bowl, mix the flour and salt together. Then, add the calamares and toss, coating thoroughly in flour. When the oil is hot, fry the calamares until they are a golden color - for 3 to 5 minutes. Fry in batches, stirring occasionally. Remove and allow to drain on paper towels. Then, transfer to a dish and squeeze lemon juice over the top and serve.
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