Pan Fried Squid with Lemon (Kalamaria Tiganita)


  • 700g squid tubes
  • ½ cup sine semolina
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ground pepper
  • 250ml olive oil, for frying
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges


  1. Cut each tube open, score a shallow criss-cross pattern on the inside surface, cut into 2cm x 4cm pieces.
  2. In a bowl, combine the semolina, salt and pepper.
  3. Heat oil in a large frying pan or wok.
  4. Dip squid into semolina and when the oil is hot, cook a few at a time (until lightly brown and crisp).
  5. Drain on an absorbent towel and serve with lemon wedges.

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