Calamari with Italian Seasoned Bread Crumbs and Dipping Sauce


Italian Style Fried Calamari

Italian Calamari is one of my favorite appetizers.  But honestly, I don’t always like the way restaurants prepare it.  It’s kind of a hit and miss recipe for me.  You either know what you’re doing or you don’t and it’s so easy to make it just blows my mind when chefs screw it up.  So I have decided its important to add a few of my favorite Recipes over the last year that are definitely some of the best around.  My Salt and Pepper Calamari is so tender you won’t believe your mouth. Plus I talk about the secrets to that recipe in the link below.  If you’re interested in Sautéed Squid with Caramelized Onions and Seared Potatoes, then you should definitely check out this other recipe that derives it’s influence from Spain.  Both recipes, in my opinion, are absolutely incredible and that’s why, like many of my other recipes here on Poor Man’s, I’ve decided to take the time to film Video Recipe Tutorials for each of them on my YouTube Channel to be included with the ingredients.  In fact you may or may not have seen the last video I filmed, before this recipe, but it was indeed a Cleaning and Preparing Tutorial on Whole Squid for Calamari Recipes.  If that’s something you’re interested in watching, I’ll include a link for that below as well.  With that being said, I expect you’ll very much enjoy this recipe, if not one of the others, if perfection is what you’re looking for.

How to Clean and Prepare Whole Squid
Tender Salt and Pepper Calamari
Sauteed Squid

Calamari Ingredients:

1 lbs Squid, cleaned and prepared
1 dash of Salt
1/4 cup Corn Starch
1 egg
1/3 cup Italian Seasoned Breadcrumbs (or regular Bread crumbs, then add 1 tsp Italian Seasoning)
Oil for Frying

Dipping Sauce

1/4 Mayonnaise
1 tsp Lemon Juice
1/2 tsp Dill, fresh or dehydrated
1/8 tsp Garlic, minced

Be sure to watch the short video tutorial and I’ll show you exactly how to make this easy and tasty Italian style Calamari.