1 x 800 g frozen calamari heads, thawed and rinsed. Drain on paper towel.
Must be dry. Available from Checkers. If you can get fresh even better.
In a flat square dish add 2 cups cake flour.
Add the following spices:
2 tbsp dried parsley
Sprinkle of aromat
2 tbs paprika spice
2 tsp garlic and herb seasoning
2 tbsp Louisiana Cajun spice
1/2 tsp Cayenne pepper
Give it a stir
Dip calamari heads in flour shake off any excess.
In a large saucepan heat vegetable oil for deep frying. Fry calamari in small batches to keep the temperature of the oil constant. Dont cook too many at once. Fry for about 3 mins until you see them browning. Drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with paprika spice
I kept them in a warm oven 75 C cover with tin foil as you finish frying the batches. Serve with garlic aioli dip.
1 cup Hellermans mayonnaise or other mayonnaise you prefer
3 cloves minced garlic
Add a bunch of chopped chives or parsley. I used chives
2 tbsp lemon juice
Salt and black pepper
2 shakes of tobasco sauce
Sprinkle of cayenne pepper
Stir and place in fridge
Prepared, tried and tested by: Gail Haselsteiner