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calamares recipe

Calamares Recipe

Calamares is a delectable crispy fried squid rings. It is simple and easy to make, perfect for potluck parties.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: Calamares, fried calamari
Servings: 6
Calories: 579kcal
Author: Jenalyn Rose Forbes


  • 1 kg squid cleaned and cut into rings
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 tbsp cornstarch
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 medium egg lightly beaten
  • 1 cup vegetable oil for frying


  • Using a bowl, combine the flour, cornstarch, black pepper and garlic powder. Mix and set aside. In a separate bowl, lightly beat the egg.
  • In a pan over medium heat, pour the vegetable oil and wait until the oil is hot enough.
  • Dredge each calamari ring into the egg, then immediately toss into the flour mixture to coat. When the oil is hot enough, carefully put the squid to the oil and fry until crisp and pale golden brown, about 1 minute per batch.
  • Remove from the pan using a tong or a slotted spoon and place it to a drying rack to cool. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce such as ketchup, aioli or spicy vinegar.


Calories: 579kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 30g | Cholesterol: 416mg | Sodium: 86mg | Potassium: 462mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 95IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 2mg