Calamari Fritti

Ingredients 2 pounds squid rings
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper

Instructions Heat the oil in deep fryer to 375 F. In a large bowl, combine the flour, salt and pepper.

Toss the squid rings in the flour mixture to coat. Shake to remove ecess flour (putting the squid rings in a sieve or strainer makes this go easier).

Drop the squid rings in the hot oil and fry for no longer than 2 minutes (overcooking turns delicate rings into chewy rubber). Remove from the fryer and drain. Serve with lemon wedges and warm marinara dipping sauce. For added interest, sprinkle each serving with finely chopped parsley.

COOK’ NOTE: Add 2 teaspoons paprika to the flour mixture to enhance the color of the finished product.

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