Making Calamari the right way is not that difficult. You need to clean them and remove the ink and any of those transparant bones, then separate the body from the tenacles. My mom says soaking in salt water is the best way to prepare them and I think she is right.
Then simply toss in flour and fry in hot oil till golden brown. Best to have a frying shield as sometimes they spit a lot of oil at you. Depending on how dry they are when you fry them. Once done, drain on paper towels and sprinkle lightly with sea salt. Remember that the soaking in salt water already has them seasoned somewhat so use salt according to your taste! We serve them with lemon wedges and they are a part of our traditional Christmas eve dinner.
ps. Drew has been trying to edit a video of our mom doing this over a year ago, but so much editing necessary, I thought i'd post the photos of the ones we did this year at his house.