a perfect quick appetizer
! Follow my easy instructions and you’ll have crisp calamari like no other!
1 lb squid 1 cup buttermilk cooking oil 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour ⅓ cup yellow cornmeal 2 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning 2 ½ teaspoon Kosher salt
Place squid in a bowl and pour the buttermilk over it. Cover with plastic cling film wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
In a shallow dish, combine 1 ½ cups of AP flour, ⅓ cup yellow or white cornmeal, 2 teaspoons Old Bay seasoning, and 2 ½ teaspoons Kosher salt.
Bread the calamari.
Working in batches as needed, use a fork to remove the squid pieces from the bowl of buttermilk. Then,
allowing the pieces to drip dry as much as possible
, transfer into your shallow dish of breading. You want to lightly dredge each piece and shake off excess.
Fry until golden.
Working in batches, place the breaded squid pieces into the heated oil and fry until a light golden-brown color and crispy.
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