My children love calamari. When they were little it was easy for them to easy it with their fingers, so it makes great finger food for little one too.
2 1/2 lbs. squid, cleaned and cut into rings,
2 largecloves crushed garlic,
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp. salt,
1/4 tsp. pepper,
1 tsp. baking powder
a pinch of cayenne pepper,
oil for deep frying.
1 x wedge of lemon ( for each person)
Lettuce, tomato, spring onion, and tartar sauce – if you like it!
Mix all dry ingredients together, include crushed garlic, but do not include breadcrumbs.
Then add enough water to make a slightly thick batter.
Dip the calamari rings into this batter, then dip into the plain (unseasoned) breadcrumbs.
Deep fry ( in small batches) for 1-2 minutes .
Do not over cook or they will be chewy ( nothing worse).
Serve with a side salad made up of lettuce, tomatoes, spring onion, and a wedge of Lemon on the side. I also like tartar sauce, but the children don’t.
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