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Spicy and Greasy Rhode Island Calamari

Spicy and Greasy Rhode Island Calamari Recipe

  • 1 pound cleaned medium squid (4- to 5-inch), with tentacles
  • ¾ cup cornstarch
  • ¾ cup all purpose flour
  • ½ cup yellow cornmeal
  • 2 teaspoons table salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • About 6 cups peanut, canola, or other vegetable oil for deep frying
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 large cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 cup sliced hot cherry peppers in vinegar, drained
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian parsley
  • A baking sheet
  • 4-quart Dutch oven
  • Deep-frying thermometer or an electric deep fryer
  • Chinese wire-mesh skimmer
  • 10- to 12-inch sauté pan
  • A pair of tongs
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Nutritional information
Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 440kcal (22%)
Total Fat 32g (49%)
Saturated Fat 9g (45%)
Cholesterol 295mg (98%)
Total Carbohydrate 19g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 2g
Protein 20g
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.



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