The Opinionated Foodie: The Love (or Not) of Food and Everything That Goes with It


Feeling Brave: Homemade Calamari
December 12, 2011, 6:47 pm
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Believe it or not, we found frozen squid at our grocery store in our little town.  I would be willing to bet that very few other people in our town even noticed or would know what to do with such a thing.

That’s good for us, since it means more yummy squid for those who know what calamari is.  Delish.

My husband surprised me with a bag and a request for homemade calamari.  The man isn’t afraid of much.

One Sunday night, when all was calm and quiet (or calm and quiet enough), we made our assembly line for frying stuff and tried it out. We had our three bowls-the trifecta for well-fried food-and got to it.

We started with flour seasoned with salt, pepper, and Old Bay. The next bowl was two eggs with a little water. Finally, we coated our calamari in Panko bread crumbs.

After a time of rest in the refrig, our coated calamari was ready to fry. We used pure vegetable oil and fried in batches for about five minutes each. We salted them and ate them right up.

They turned out to be crisp and delicious. I couldn’t believe it!

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thats looks great! You are brave!

Comment by Michele Busch




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