Monday, May 25, 2009

Calamares: Crispy Squid Rings

Vienna Kaffeehaus Squid Rings

My squid rings

Squid rings a.k.a. Calamares in this part of the world is one of my favorite dishes. I love it especially when the rings are coated with crispy breadcrumbs and dipped in garlic mayo or thousand island dressing. I love eating calamares but I don't like preparing it because it takes a lot of time and patience. However, since I enjoy eating and cooking, I'll be sharing with you how I prepare my calamares. ;-)

Crispy Squid Rings

egg, beaten
Japanese bread crumbs
lemon or lime
oil for deep frying

minced garlic and mayonnaise

  1. Clean squid by removing its head and membrane. Rinse, then cut into rings.
  2. Marinate rings in salt, pepper, and lemon for at a maximum of 10 minutes.
  3. Coat rings in flour, then dip it in the egg mixture. Coat with the breadcrumbs. (You can add a bit of salt and pepper to the breadcrumbs for more flavor.)
  4. Deep fry coated rings in very hot oil. Once they turn into golden remove them from the oil and drain with paper towels.
  5. In a bowl mix minced garlic and mayo for the dip.
  6. Serve and eat your crispy squid rings!


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