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Lianne’s Deep Fried Calamari

As I’m not a fan of seafood, I look to others to share their recipes and Lianne my sister-in-law makes this recipe at family dinners and everyone loves the calamari and the tzatziki she makes. Thank you Lianne!


2 – 3 packages squid (around 680 grams and can use rings, tubes and tentacles)

2 – 3 cups milk

1 – 2 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp dried parsley

1 tsp onion salt

2 tsp salt

2 cups flour (may need more)

2 tsp salt

2 – 3 bottles oil for deep fryer

½ cup chopped red onion

1 lemon cut into wedges


  1. Rinse squid well and cut to tubes to reflect rings

  2. In a medium bowl combine milk, garlic, parsley, onion and salt

  3. Stir in calamari and mix well

  4. Make sure squid is fully immersed in milk mixture

  5. Refrigerate minimum four hours but preferably overnight

  6. When ready to make calamari combine well flour and salt in a large bowl

  7. *Note you may need more flour for dredging

  8. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper

  9. Dredge (lightly coat) squid and place on baking sheet

  10. Heat deep fryer to 375°F (domestic home use deep fryer)

  11. Deep fry until squid is golden brown

  12. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate to soak extra oil

  13. Place calamari on platter and sprinkle red onion and add lemon wedges

Serve with Lianne's Tzatziki recipe


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