Fried Calamari

Fried Calamari
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  • 1 lemon, cut into 8 wedges
  • Canola oil, for frying
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups well-shaken buttermilk
  • 1 ½ pounds cleaned calamari, bodies cut into ½-inch rings and tentacles left whole

Place calamari in a medium nonreactive bowl, cover with buttermilk, and marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour. Heat the oven to 200°F and arrange a rack in the middle. Line a baking sheet with a few layers of paper towels. Combine flour and salt in a large bowl and whisk to aerate and break...

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Variations on Fried Calamari

  • Fried Calamari
    • 1 (2.5 pound) package cleaned calamari (tubes and tentacles), rinsed
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
    • Vegetable oil
    • +2 other ingredients

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