Fried Calamari


lb calamari
cup tapioca starch/flour
tsp turmeric
tsp garlic powder
cups cooking oil
sliced lemon or lime
white pepper
sweet chili sauce
sriracha for dipping


Step 1

In a mixing bowl, combine the tapioca starch with a dash of white pepper, pinch of salt, and the turmeric and garlic powder. Stir to combine.

Step 2

Slice your calamari and then toss the slices in the flour, making sure you get an even coat of dredge on every piece.

Step 3

Heat up your oil to 350° to 375°. If you don’t have a thermometer, you can test if the oil is ready by dipping one of your calamari rings in. It should sizzle and tiny bubbles should immediately form around it.

Step 4

Drop the calamari into the oil, making sure not to overcrowd the pot at once. Each ring should cook in the oil between 30 seconds to a minute, until it achieves a pale golden color.

Step 5

After removing from the oil, let the calamari sit briefly over paper towels to soak up any excess oil. Serve with sweet chili sauce and sriracha.

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