FRIED CALAMARI by chef montaser

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Homemade crispy calamari is quick, easy and definitely worth the effort. Dip into creamy garlicky mayonnaise.

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  • add   vegetable oil, for deep frying
  • add   250g plain flour
  • add   ? tsp cayenne pepper
  • add   ? tsp smoked Spanish paprika (use the traditional paprika instead)
  • add   ? tsp salt
  • add   500g/ squid, cut into 5mm/?in rings
  • add   2 eggs, beaten
  • add   For the mayonnaise
  • add   200ml- mayonnaise
  • add   1 garlic clove, crushed
  • add   ? lemon, juice only


  1. Preparation method
  2. For the mayonnaise, mix all the ingredients together and set aside.
  3. For the calamari, place enough oil in a wok, large saucepan or deep-fat fryer to come halfway up the pan. Place over a medium heat. If you're using a deep-fat fryer or have a thermometer, heat the oil to 180C/350F. If not, to check the oil is at the right temperature, drop a 2-3cm/?-1?in cube of bread into the hot oil. It should become golden and crispy in 1 minute.
  4. While the oil is heating, place the flour, cayenne, paprika and salt in a large sandwich bag. Drop in the squid and shake around to coat evenly. This may need to be done in two batches, depending on the size of the bag.
  5. Dip the floured squid into the beaten egg and then carefully drop into the hot oil. Fry for 2-3 minutes until golden. Remove from the oil and briefly drain on kitchen paper before serving with the garlic and lemon mayonnaise.
chef montaser masoud

ChefsugNote From The Chef

chef montaser masoud 04:18, 22 Sep 2012

chef montaser masoud

ChefsugNote From The Chef

chef montaser masoud 06:05, 09 Sep 2012

Montaser M Masoud - Executive Chef IHG - Inter-Continental Dar Al Tawhid Makkah Ibrahim Khalil Street - P.O. Box 2728- Makkah, KSA Tel: +966 2 541 1111 Mob: +966 555074480 -+966 509393892 E mail:

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