Fish Fry Friday! Try our recipe for Fried Calamari, it's delicious!
Wildlife Seasonings Fried Calamari
This quick and simple recipe produces restaurant quality calamari at home!
1 LB Calamari
2/3 Cup Flour
1/3 Cup Cornstarch
1 1/2 TBSP Wildlife Seasonings Trout Freshwater Blend
1 Cup Milk or Buttermilk
Vegtable or Peanut Oil for Frying
Lemon Wedges for Spritzing
Cocktail Sauce or Your Favorite Dipping Sauce
Rinse calamari throughly in cold water, our use pre-washed calamari.
Cut calamari tubes into rings 1/8” thick. If tenacles are large, cut into 1/3’s.
Place calamari in milk or buttermilk wash before dredging.
Heat oil in a large pot or deep fryer to 380 degrees Fahrenheit.
Combine flour, cornstarch and Trout Freshwater Blend in a bowl or zipper bag and mix.
Take calamari directly from the milk and dredge the flour mixture.
Deep fry in batches so the pieces are spaced out in the fryer for 30 - 45 seconds until golden brown.
Move cooked calamari to a cooling rack.
Serve immediately with a spritz of lemon and cocktail sauce or your favorite dipping sauce.
Cooking times may vary. Overcooking will result in rubbery texture. Test a batch to find desired consistency.
Do not consume raw or undercooked seafood.