Buttermilk-Battered Calamari

Buttermilk Battered Calamari

It’s been a while since I’ve had calamari. It was the first fried food I ever learned how to make, and it never fails to impress my dinner guests! This recipe is an easy one for beginners- perfect for moms who want a nice meal but don’t have time to slave over a stove all day. All you need are oyster crackers, flour, eggs, buttermilk, salt and pepper. If you’re feeling creative try adding some lemon zest or garlic powder into your batter!

prep: 10 mins cook: 5 mins total: 15 mins Servings: 6 Yield: 6 servings


½ tablespoon salt

1 cup buttermilk

2 cups vegetable oil for frying

½ tablespoon ground black pepper

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 pound squid, cleaned and cut into 1/2 inch rings


Heat oil in a saucepan or deep-fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

Pour buttermilk into a medium bowl. In a separate bowl, stir together the flour, salt, pepper and oregano. Dip squid rings into the buttermilk, then into the seasoned flour.

Place the coated pieces in the hot oil, and fry in small batches, turning if necessary, for even cooking. When evenly browned, remove to paper towels to drain, and continue with the rest of the squid. Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts:

Per Serving: 209 calories; protein 13.9g; carbohydrates 18.4g; fat 8.6g; cholesterol 1.6mg; sodium 624.9mg.

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