Gaza-Style Hot Fried Calamari

Hbari Maqli

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Appears in

The Gaza Kitchen: A Palestinian Culinary Journey

The Gaza Kitchen

By Laila El-Haddad and Maggie Schmitt

Published 2021

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This is, hands down, the best fried calamari we’ve ever had. Everyone we’ve made it for agrees.



Slice the clean squid bodies into rings about ¼ inch (½ centimeter) wide. Wash them carefully, then pat dry.

In a bowl, mix the filfil mat’hoon with allspice, salt, and black pepper. Add the squid