Fried Calamari

Source: Recipe from Chef Richard Radcliffe
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Main Ingredient: Seafood
Menu Part: Appetizer
Cuisine Type: Italian
Serves: 8

Calamari rings are breaded and fried until golden for a delightful appetizer. Served with julienned fennel and cocktail sauce, they are a great treat.


3 lb. calamari, cut into 1⁄4-in. rings
3 cups flour
3 cups peanut or canola oil
1 fennel bulb, julienned


1. Toss calamari in flour.

2. Heat oil and quickly fry calamari in batches until golden-brown.

3. Drain on paper towels, season, and serve with fennel and cocktail sauce.