Crisp Deep-Fried Calamari Rings

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Crisp Deep-Fried Calamari Rings
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Recipe type: Seafood
Serves: 2-4
 
The secret to crispy deep-fried calamari is in the coating. This recipe fr deep-fried calamari rings is quick and easy, and our step-by-step video demonstration will ensure your success!
Ingredients
  • 500g Calamari rings
  • ⅔ Cup Corn Flake crumbs
  • 2 Cups strong flour
  • 1 Tbs Salt
  • 1 Tbs sugar
  • 2 Tsp Cayenne pepper
  • 1 Tsp Garlic powder
  • 1 Cup cornflour
  • 2-3 Eggs lightly beaten
  • Lemon wedges to garnish
  • Oil for frying
Instructions
For the Coating
  1. Combine the corn flake crumbs, flour, salt, sugar, cayenne and garlic powder in a large bowl
  2. Measure a cup of cornflour into another bowl
  3. Lightly beat 2-3 eggs in a third bowl
To Coat the Rings
  1. Working with a few rings at a time, drench the rings in the cornflour
  2. Dip the rings in the egg, and then drop them into the coating mixture
  3. Shake them around until they are coated, then transfer them to a flat platter. Make sure the rings are not touching.
  4. Repeat until all of the rings are coated.
  5. Allow the rings to stand for at least 20 minutes before proceeding
  6. Half-fill your frying pan with oil. Heat the oil to 180c / 350f
  7. Using a skewer, scoop the rings up one by one and lower them into the oil. Repeat until the surface area of the pan is covered with rings.
  8. Fry the rings for 90 seconds per side, then remove and drain on kitchen towel.
  9. Repeat with the remaining rings
To Serve
  1. Arrange the calamari on platters, garnish with the lemon wedges and serve with the accompaniments of your choice

 

 

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