Canola oil for frying
1 pound clean squid bodies cut in 1/4 inch rings and dried with a paper towel
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
1 lemon cut into wedges
1In a large pot or dutch oven add three inches of oil and bring to 350 degrees.
Add the flour, salt, garlic powder and pepper to a large bowl and stir to combine.
Toss the squid pieces in the flour then into the hot oil.
Fry the squid for 1-2 minutes. You want the color to stay pale like in the pictures.
Remove to a cookie sheet to drain (do not add paper towels as it will steam the calamari and make it soft.)
Serve with lemon wedges.