Fried Calamari

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 4-6 minutes each batch


  • 1 lb. of calamari (cleaned and cut into rings)
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1 1/2 cup of panko
  • 2 eggs
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • vegetable oil (depending on skillet size amount will vary)
  • Marinara sauce for dipping (optional)


  1. Set up your dredging station by putting flour in one bowl, eggs in another, and panko in a third bowl. To each bowl add in a pinch of salt, pepper, basil, and parsley. Mix well.
  2. Taking your calamari dip it into the flour, then the egg, and finally the panko.
  3. Continue this until all your calamari is coated.
  4. Into a skillet with high sides, on medium-low heat, add in some vegetable oil (about 3/4 of an inch).
  5. Once the oil heats up add in your calamari in batches and fry for about 2 minutes on each side, or until they turn a golden brown color.
  6. Once fully cooked through remove from pan onto a paper towel lined plate, allowing the excess grease to soak into the towel
  7. ENJOY!!!

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