Fried kalamarakia

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Kalamarakia (calamari) is a very traditional Greek dish, especially popular during the summer.

Fried kalamarakia

What we need:

  • 2.20 lbs fresh or frozen cleaned calamari
  • 2 tbsp baking soda
  • flour
  • olive oil and sunflower oil for frying
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Greek recipes: Seafood , Shellfish , Dairy free
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How to do it:

Βήμα 1
1) Wash, strain the calamari in a strainer and add the baking soda. Mix and set them aside for 15'-20'. Then rinse and strain them once more.
Βήμα 2
2) Heat the frying pan, add the oil and let it heat well.
Βήμα 3
3) Coat the calamari in flour
Βήμα 4
4) and fry them over strong heat until golden brown.
Βήμα 5
5) Finally, place them on kitchen paper to absorb the excess oil.

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    Review by Aegle, 27-3-16  
    I used cornmeal instead of regular flour, I think that it is a lighter but equally (if not more) tasty option.
    Instead of baking soda, I used lemon juice and it added more to the taste.

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    Review by Aegle, 27-3-16  
    I used cornmeal instead of regular flour, I think that it is a lighter but equally (if not more) tasty option.
    Instead of baking soda, I used lemon juice and it added more to the taste.

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