Calamari – is a fried squid and is also commonly called “calamares” in the Philippines.  This is a delicious, very easy, quick but moderately expensive recipe.



vegetable oil

all purpose flour


ground black pepper

squid (cleaned and sliced into rings)

dried oregano (optional)



1. Preheat oil in a heavy, deep frying pan or pot.  Oil should be heated to 365 degrees F (180 degrees C).

2. In a medium size mixing bowl, mix together flour, salt, oregano, and black pepper. Dredge squid through flour and spice mixture.

3. Place squid in oil for 2 to 3 minutes or until light brown. Beware of overcooking, squid will be tough if overcooked. It should be crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. Dry squid on paper towels. Serve with garlic mayonnaise.




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