cleaned and cut into rings
salt and black pepper
If you are using garlic, sauté it in 1 tablespoon of olive oil or butter in a heavy frying pan over low heat until it is lightly browned.
Turn up to a medium-high flame.
Add the rest of the oil, and when it is hot the squid, parsley, salt and pepper.
Sauté for 3 minutes.
Serve with lemon wedges and boiled or fried potatoes.
Add quartered, cooked artichoke hearts or coarsely sliced beets along with the squid.
Substitute 1 teaspoon of dried or fresh dill, or 2 tablespoons of fresh basil .
Substitute 1 teaspoon cayenne for black pepper.