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Fried Squid with Marinara Sauce Recipe

Fried Squid with Marinara Sauce Recipe
  • Category

    Deep Frying

  • Cusine



1/2 cup buttermilk

2 pounds squid, cleaned, bodies sliced into 1/8-inch rounds, tentacles cut into 1-inch segments

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon ground black pepper

2 quarts Vegetable oil

Kosher Salt

Prepared Marinara for serving

2 lemons, cut into wedges


Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. Pour buttermilk into a medium-sized bowl. Add the squid and mix well. Heat oil in 4-quart saucepan or Dutch oven to 360 degrees F. Dump flour onto a large baking dish and stir in black pepper. Add squid and toss well. Transfer to wire mesh strainer and shake over bowl to remove excess flour. Fry the squid 1/4 at a time for no more than 1 minute, agitating with wire mesh strainer or spider. Drain the pieces in a paper towel-lined bowl and season immediately with salt. Transfer to wire rack set over rimmed baking sheet keep warm in oven while you fry remaining batches. Allow oil to return to 360 degrees F in between batches. Serve immediately with lemon wedges and tomato sauce.