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Fried squid with quick aioli

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Greek
Servings: 4


  • 2-3 squids or 500 gr frozen squid rings
  • 200 gr flour
  • 50 gr semolina flour
  • Salt and pepper to season the flour
  • 500 ml vegetable oil for frying
  • For the quick aioli
  • 1 tbsp of mayonnaise
  • 1 small clove of garlic
  • A bit of salt and pepper
  • A pinch of paprika
  • A few drops of olive oil


  • If you have frozen squid, leave it in the fridge overnight to thaw or rest in some water for 1-½ hrs
  • If you have fresh, clean thoroughly to get rid of any remaining sand hidden in the body and pat dry with some kitchen towel.
  • In a deep bowl, place the flour, semolina, salt, pepper and a pinch of sugar and mix well.
  • Heat up the oil in a deep pot and get an plate with some kitchen towel to rest the fried squid rings once ready. Cooking time is a couple of minutes, so be prepared for action!
  • Once the oil is hot, coat the squid rings thoroughly with flour. Tap any excess flour and place dip in the pot using a skimmer in small batches.
  • Cooking time for the squid in super hot oil is no longer than 2-3 minutes. You will see the coat turning golden. Fish it out of the oil and rest in a plate with kitchen towel you prepared earlier to get rid of excess oil.
  • Serve the fried squid rings immediately with some aioli and fresh lemon.

Quick Aioli

  • For every tablespoon of mayo press a small garlic clove, add a bit of salt and pepper, a few drops of olive oil and mix well. It keeps well in the fridge and you can prepare it in advance.