Fried calamari is a dish made from squid that has been breaded or battered and then deep-fried until crispy. The squid is typically sliced into rings or strips and then coated in a mixture of flour, breadcrumbs, and spices such as salt, pepper, and paprika. The squid is then fried in hot oil until golden brown and crispy.
Fried calamari is often served as an appetizer in restaurants and is commonly accompanied by a dipping sauce such as marinara sauce, aioli, or tartar sauce. The texture of fried calamari is crunchy on the outside and tender on the inside, with a slightly salty and savory flavor. It is a popular dish in Mediterranean cuisine and is enjoyed by seafood lovers around the world.