I accidentally found this recipe while I was looking for a salt and pepper squid recipe. I like the idea of adding beer, as it makes the calamari extra crispy. Enjoy!
1 lb fresh or frozen squid, cut into rings (like an onion ring)
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice plus more for serving
Salt and pepper
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
1 cup cold beer
Parsley leafs to garnish
1. Season your calamari rings with lemon juice, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper. Set aside.
2. In a mixing bowl, add 1 cup of flour, 1 and 1/2 tsp salt, olive oil and beer. Stir until it becomes a smooth paste.
3. Pour 2 inches of frying oil into pan with high heat.
4. Pour the remaining cup of flour onto a plate. Dip the calamari to the dry flour and coat evenly, then to the better batter, coat evenly. Finally, drop into the hot oil and fry until the batter turns golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes.
5. When ready to serve, garnish with chopped parsley and squeeze some lemon juice on top.