Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Fried squid calamari

4 to 6 squid or calamari about 1 1/2 cups cut into rings
1 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp cornstarch
1/4 to 1/2 cup bread crumbs
oil to fry

Marinate the squid with chilli powder and salt, leave aside for 10 minutes, don't throw out the water from the marinate. Toss the squids with cornstarch. Then coat with fine breadcrumbs and leave aside till the oil is hot.

Heat the oil in high heat and fry. It shouldn't get dark brown, if needed lower the heat as it should be golden brown in colour. Drain the squid onto a paper towel and serve warm.
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56 comments:

  1. Love fried squid but have never made it at home.
    Not sure how the breadcrumbs will adhere to the cornstarch coating though.
    Beautiful photos.

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  2. This is lovely. I like that you marinated the squid prior to frying in the chili powder...for a little zip!

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  3. love the crunchy calamari .... lovely clicks ......

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  4. thank you for the comments hope you get to try this at home
    The cornstarch will help to coat the squid without holding a lot of breadcrumbs. This is good because it avoids the breadcrumbs from falling while frying and it is easy to fry.

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  5. I love calamari! These look like they have the perfect amount of heat to them!

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  6. Hi Torview, I saw your lovely fried squid on another food photography site...the preparation is is nice too. Brava!

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  7. Lovely! Great photos too :) Very yummy

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  8. Yumm and crisp-fried Squid rings dear.Luv to try it soon.

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  9. Deliciously done, Akeela..I just love the crispy look of those calamaris:-)

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  10. oh wow! love it and these are so tempting! bookmarked!

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  11. you know, i'm thinking this would go well with steamed rice and fish curry :) superb!

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  12. So tempting and crispy! Lovely shot too...

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  13. Sounds new to me but very tempting

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  14. We love fried calamari at home, but I've never done it with breadcrumbs. Your dish looks extra crispy and yummy!

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  15. I love calamari and this is so pretty and delicious :)

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  16. I normally do not care for squid, but this is the one preparation method that I do enjoy. These do look tasty-well done.

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  17. Perfect, looks cripsy and crunchy, I can imagine the taste once done with the frying and into the mouth.

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  18. yummy! they looks so crispy! Fried squids always have a taste of sunny holidays for me!

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  19. WOw this looks great! While I do not eat calamari, my husband and brother do so I'll be making this for them this weekend!

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  20. Your fried squid look really delicious and tempting!

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  21. Oh, how I want to reach through the screen and devour that plate of calamari! YUMMY!

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  22. hummm que ricos los calamares y que buena idea ponerles chili!
    Feliz miercoles aquí festivo!
    Un beso grande,
    Nieves.
    http://igloocooking.blogspot.com

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  23. I LOVE calamari. Yum. This looks too good. Thanks for posting this. :) Keep them coming!

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  24. salam akheela, how are you, wow! at a glance i saw you got plenty of visits, such a high page views. i wish i can achieve that.
    the calamari is my favorite especially with a touch of spice like chili and pepper..yum yum, i eat hot with rice. what about you...with rice too or by itself.

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  25. lovely crispy fried ones..yummy!!

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  26. Very tempting and wonderful fried squid calamari !!

    Ongoing Event - CC-What's For Friday Dinner??

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  27. Woww super tempting fried squid,feel like having some..

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  28. looks really delicious ...love the clicks too

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  29. Akheela, wow this looks extremely good. One of my favorite too.

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  30. Brilliant presentation... looks so colorful and the squid rings look crispy, crunchy delicious.Yum:)

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  31. Makes an interesting, yummy appetizer...
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  32. I love calamari, never tried it at home though. Recipe looks simple and calamari looks so nice, crisp and delicious. Thank you for stopping by my space, happy to follow you...

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  33. ah perfect fried squid....probably one of the few seafood items i actually don mind eating

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  34. This looks so appetizing! I bet they tasted fantastic! :)

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  35. Oh, I LOVE fried calamari. Yours looks so good and crispy. Hand me a plate with some Marinara for dipping and I'm a happy girl :D

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  36. I LOOOOVE calamari! This is right up my alley! Yours look so perfectly coated and crisp, the ideal meal. Thanks for sharing! Have a good one! =]

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  37. You make me long for squid - the fresh squid is impossible ti find here. I love the gentle crunch in this.

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  38. This one always confused me when we travel abroad - I always mistake them for onion rings :) smell great though :)

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  39. I can devour fried calamari any time, any day.

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  40. Never tried squid and this looks tempting enough for me to want to try it..good job,MashaAllah.glad I hopped on to your site and following you pronto..

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  41. I love calamari but I only eat it outside. I deep fry other food but I don't know why I never cooked that at home. Looks so good that I need to make it at home one day!

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  42. Like the addition of chili powder to spice these calamari.

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  43. They look really crispy and yummy!

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  44. my husband is being telling me to make these at home, but buying squids and cleaning is such a pain. Do you ask the shop keeper to chop these ?

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  45. These calamari rings look perfect crisp! I could eat a blow or 2 of these.
    I haven’t cooked with calamari for quite some time now. It’s about time I’d start. Hope you have a great weekend.

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  46. Looks crunchy and delicious! I really love the fresh taste of calamari. Thanks!

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  47. Even if I smell it, I'm back home sitting by the sea!
    I LOVE IT!!!

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