Fried Calamari Recipe

Fried Calamari Recipe

In this cooking video The Wolfe Pit shows you how to make Fried Calamari. Quick, easy and delicious!

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  1. Lynn Giselle

    April 27, 2016 at 5:02 am

    My hubby and myself LOVE calamari!!! OMG Larry, you are the best! Thanks for this recipe. There is a Greek recipe called Kalamarakia Tiganita, which my grandmother made at least once a week. It almost mirrors your recipe, except she added paprika and freshly squeezed lemon and oregano to the flour mixture. It is to die for with a glass of Pinot Grigio.

    I never knew the secret of frying for one minute. Thanks, Larry!!

  2. bruce lee

    April 27, 2016 at 5:02 am

    looks like onions……. would it still work with onions

  3. John Wolfe

    April 27, 2016 at 5:02 am

    This looks great. 

  4. The Bald Chef

    April 27, 2016 at 5:02 am

    Larry have never cooked fried calamari before it's amazing how quickly they cook up. The final results of your recipe looked of a restaurant quality. Nice job!

  5. Randy T. Scarecrow

    April 27, 2016 at 5:02 am

    Larry, as your lawyer I can only say 'Squid Pro Quo' !
    Good tip about not not over cooking for those wanting to try this. I think all the rubber bands in the office are actually well done calamari (without the coating 😉  They don't stretch very far but they sure are tough!

    Have you tried panko?  Probably require some extra steps for the panko to adhere, perhaps toast them first (due to the short frying time)  but they could come out xtra crispy !  Just a thought.

  6. Tim Legg

    April 27, 2016 at 5:02 am

    Never go wrong with calamari! Thanks!

  7. navajopa31

    April 27, 2016 at 5:02 am

    Larry: I have used them for bait for years but never tried eating them. I am glad someone mentioned cleaning them. YUK! I love fried clams 350 degrees for 50 seconds and no more or they are not worth eating. Oysters also require just the right amout of time and no more.  I now know you can buy them already cleaned. Might have to give them a try. Why am I hungry everytime I watch one of your well done videos? Bernard

  8. 29render

    April 27, 2016 at 5:02 am

    Very nice!

  9. FruittisMaris

    April 27, 2016 at 5:02 am

    This is one thing I won't try! But Supporting you!`

  10. J Davis

    April 27, 2016 at 5:02 am

    You did it again!! Another of my favorite foods!! Thank you Larry!!

  11. Vanessa Grady

    April 27, 2016 at 5:02 am

    Never hd calamari b4 u made it look delish I hv 2 try it! TFS

  12. B_FoodReviews

    April 27, 2016 at 5:02 am


  13. marie Savino

    April 27, 2016 at 5:02 am

    Excellent calamari Larry! Perfect with some lime aioli. Thank you :)

  14. Anonymoose

    April 27, 2016 at 5:02 am

    The only times I've had Calamari have been in restaurants, and it was about as much fun as eating an old tire. I always thought that was just how it was. More than a couple of people have now told me that when you do them yourself, they're actually edible. I'm out of shrimp, so a visit to the fish guy is imminent. Guess I'll have to get some and give them a proper chance.

  15. Vesper Martini

    April 27, 2016 at 5:02 am

    Many years ago, I went fishing with my cousins and we used squid as bait.  Don't remember if we caught anything, but I still remember that we used the leftover squid and made calamari.  It's was so good!!  

  16. Cris Workizer

    April 27, 2016 at 5:02 am

    Larry you did an Awesome job on the fried Calamari..the way you made it is how I used to order it. I went to Lazy Dog Restaurant out here, not the same was ok ,but I like it with the marinara sauce for we me and the G.F. have to do this too.. Thank you brother. awesome recipe

  17. James Strange

    April 27, 2016 at 5:02 am


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  19. lysippus

    April 27, 2016 at 5:02 am

    thats simpler than i thought.  thanks
    where did you get the calamari?  whole or already cut into rings? was it cold when you breaded it?

  20. Cornelius Sneed

    April 27, 2016 at 5:02 am

    Hey Larry, looks good, I love me some squid rings. Regarding cook time, apparently there are two windows of tenderness, one with a short cook like you did, and one where they eventually get tender again after being cooked for a much longer period.

    I've never had the guts to try cooking them for the longer time, I can too easily imagine saying "Dang, they never got tender again" while chewing on a mouthful of rubber bands. :)

  21. stripymccatpuss

    April 27, 2016 at 5:02 am

    Squid, either cook it for 1-2 mins or 2 hours +, anything in between and its fucked :)

  22. Richard Blaine

    April 27, 2016 at 5:02 am

    Great looking Calamari Larry! I LOVE this stuff!

  23. Smoky Ribs BBQ & Southern Cuisine

    April 27, 2016 at 5:02 am

    I love fried calamari Larry!  These looked perfect! 

  24. kurthalover

    April 27, 2016 at 5:02 am

    Absolutely simple and delicious. Beats the restaurant style!

  25. Ted Chef Bourque

    April 27, 2016 at 5:02 am

    Looks good guy. Aieee!

  26. I Just Like To Cook

    April 27, 2016 at 5:02 am

    I love fried calmari! One of my favorite appetizers.  Enjoyed the video bro!  Thanks Larry!

  27. Fit Couple Cooks

    April 27, 2016 at 5:02 am

    AHHHH this is my favorite! love calamari. 

  28. Juanelo1946

    April 27, 2016 at 5:02 am

    Larry, what you made here is driving me nuts with craving! Your plate looks so good it should win an award! I'm crazy about calamari! You are so right to stress that it should be fried no longer than one minute! In some restaurants they're melt-in-your-mouth tender, but in others they're rubber bands! Two weeks ago, for the very first time, I tried making them myself, unbreaded and cooked in a sauce. I learned that they will become tender again if cooked LONGER than an hour. I was amazed! It worked! You probably already knew that though. Thanks for another EASY yet fabulous recipe!!  — John

  29. Bubbas Grub

    April 27, 2016 at 5:02 am

    I love these things, just had some a couple days ago with a sweet chili sauce, awesome! Thanks for the how to Larry!

  30. joed596

    April 27, 2016 at 5:02 am

    Thanks, Wolfie!    I have never tried calamari . . .  ewww . . .  just the thought  🙁   . . .  Squid doesn't seem very appealing does it?   <lol>    But . . .  I guess I ought to try something different now and then, eh?  maybe if I move to Virginia  <lol>

    All best and thumbs up as always, your Northern buddy (about to defect to the South),   Jersey Joe  :-)

  31. I Heart Recipes

    April 27, 2016 at 5:02 am

    Yummy!! I love Calamari! Thanks Larry…….

  32. Kulinary Kreations

    April 27, 2016 at 5:02 am

    Oh No Squidward! Lol. I've never tried Calamari, but I would as long as it's fried. Looks real nice Wolfe! Have a great day!

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