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Fried Calamari with Spicy Anchovy Mayonnaise

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. Prep
15 min.
Cook
35 min.
Ready In
1 hrs
8 servings
Trans-fat Free
 
Metric measurements

Ingredients

3/4cup mayonnaise
4each anchovy fillets *
2tablespoons lemon juice
1tablespoon parsley leaves chopped
1/2teaspoon cayenne pepperVideo *
1pound squid clean
4cups olive oilVideo
1cup flour, all-purpose
1cup graham cracker crumbs *
1teaspoon kosher salt
* not incl. in nutrient facts

Directions

In a food processor, combine the mayonnaise, anchovies, lemon juice, parsley an d cayenne.

Blend until smooth. Transfer the sauce to a bowl and refrigerate, co vered tightly, for up to 2 days, until ready to serve.

Cut the squid into 1/3-inch rings.

If the tentacles are large, halve or quarter them lengthwise.

Refrigerate until ready to use.

In a heavy bottomed straight sided 3 quart saucepan, about 8 inches in diameter , heat the oil to 360 degrees.

In a shallow bowl, combine the flour and graham cracker crumbs.

Toss 1/3 of the squid in the flour mixture to coat evenly.

Shake the squid in a mesh strainer to shed extra coating.

Using tongs or a slotted spoon, gently lower each batch of calamari into the hot oil and fry until golden brown, about 2 minutes.

Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.

Sprinkle with salt. The cooked squid can be ke pt warm in a low oven while you continue.

Check your oil temperature and repeat with remaining alamari.

Serve hot with chilled anchovy mayonnaise.

First published: last updated: 2014-12-16

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 207g (7.3 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 121289% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 120g 185%
Saturated Fat 17g 86%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 153mg 51%
Sodium 651mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Sugars g
Protein 25g
Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 8%
Calcium 3% Iron 12%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?