Fried Calamari With Hot Sauce Recipe


Difficulty LevelEasyHealth IndexAverage
Main IngredientInterest Group


 Onion1 Small, minced
 Tomato sauce8 Ounce
 Red pepper1⁄2 Teaspoon, crushed
 Sugar1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Fresh squid/Frozen (thawed) squid1 Pound (thawed)
 All purpose flour2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
 Salt To Taste

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 942 Calories from Fat 113

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 13 g19.4%

Saturated Fat 3.4 g17.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 1268.4 mg

Sodium 688.8 mg28.7%

Total Carbohydrates 111 g36.9%

Dietary Fiber 7.8 g31.2%

Sugars 19 g

Protein 90 g179.8%

Vitamin A 33.6% Vitamin C 105.5%

Calcium 24.5% Iron 54.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. In 1-quart saucepan over medium heat, in 1 tablespoon hot salad oil, cook onion until tender. Add tomato sauce, crushed red pepper, and sugar; heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 5 minutes; keep warm.
2. Clean squid as shown in diagrams at left. Slice body crosswise into 3/4-inch rings. Cut tentacles into several pieces if they are large.
3. In bowl, mix squid with egg. Onto waxed paper, measure flour. In 10-inch skillet over medium heat, heat 1/2 inch salad oil until hot. Dip squid in flour, then cook in hot oil in batches until golden, turning to brown on all sides. With slotted spoon, remove squid pieces to paper towels to drain; sprinkle with salt to taste.