1 lb. cleaned calamari  (cut into rings)

1/2 cup cornmeal 

2 eggs (beaten)

2 cloves garlic  (mashed)

1 1/4 cup breadcrumbs (flavored)

vegetable oil (for frying)


1.  Coat the calamari rings in corn meal. Shake off excess.

2.  Dip calamari into a mixture of the eggs and garlic.

3. Finally, dip calamari into the bread crumbs. Coat well and shake off excess.

4. In a deep skillet, fill with oil. You want enough oil to cover the calamari when you drop it in. Begin to heat the oil. You want the oil to be hot, so calamari get crispy. Cook calamari for about one minute and drain on a paper towels.

5. Serve with lemon wedges and marinara sauce.

*A deep fryer does work best. If not, just make sure you use enough oil in the skillet and that it covers the calamari when frying it.