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Fried Calamari

400 g calamari
150 g flour
6 egg whites
250 g breadcrumbs
1 tbsp salt
Cut the calamari into rings. Whip the flour and egg whites together till you get a smooth batter. Heat oil in a deep, non-stick pan. Dip the calamari rings in the batter, and then coat with breadcrumbs. Gently drop the calamari rings in the oil and fry for about three minutes, till they are golden. Sprinkle salt on top and serve with lemon wedges. You can add some pepper and paprika to the batter mixture for an extra kick. For a healthier twist, cook the calamari in a pre-heated oven.
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