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Spicy Deep Fried Calamari

0:30 prep
1:00 total


prep 0:30       total 1:00




1 lb. calamari, cleaned, washed, drained, and cut into 1 inch rings
2 eggs, beaten
3 tbsp. water
1 cup plain bread crumbs
1 tbsp. cayenne pepper
1/2 cup cherry pepper rings, drained
Oil for deep frying (or use a deep fryer)
1 lemon, cut into wedges
Salt and pepper, to taste


Add the water to the beaten egg in a medium bowl. Add the cayenne pepper with the plain bread crumbs in a medium bowl. Dip the calamari rings a few at a time into the egg mixture then dredge into the bread crumb mixture.

Deep fry until golden brown in small batches for about 3-4 minutes. Drain on paper. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Deep fry the cherry pepper rings for about 3 minutes and drain. Toss the now fried pepper rings in with the calamari. Serve with the lemon wedges.

Author's Comments

This is like the way that you see it served here in Boston. We make this at home.

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1 Recipe Reviews


slowthinker reviewed Spicy Deep Fried Calamari on October 22, 2004

I have to try this now I found it as I have a similar-ish recipe on this site, though mine is just dredged in spicy flour. Have you tried marinating in chilli oil & then coating in tempura? A restaurant near me does it that way but I haven't quite perfected that yet.

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