Fried Calamari

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated January/February 2020

Squid is inexpensive, requires almost no prep, and cooks in minutes. So why aren't you frying it?

SERVES 4 as an appetizer

TIME 50 minutes

Fried Calamari

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

Our fried calamari features tender, lightly springy squid encased in a crispy, lacy, golden-brown crust. Slicing the squid bodies into ¾-inch-thick rings prolonged tenderness during frying. Dipping the squid in milk helped just enough of th...

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