How To Cook The Best Calamares

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Best Calamares Recipe

Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Filipino
Keyword Appetizer Recipes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 114kcal
Cost $5-$20


  • 1 lb Squid (medium to large size) cleaned and sliced into rings
  • 1 cup Flour
  • 2 cups Cooking oil
  • 1/2 tsp Ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Calamansi juice


Preparing the squid

  • Slice squid in half just below the eyes, separating the tentacles from the head; reserve tentacles.
  • Holding the body, gently pull out the head, intestines, ink sac, and clear skeleton; discard innards.
  • Working from the cut end of the body, grasp the thin skin. Peel back toward the tip and discard.
  • Rinse squid body and tentacles before cooking. Slice body crosswise into rings.

Marinating, coating and frying the squid

  • In a bowl, combine squid, salt, pepper and calamansi extract. Cover and refrigerate for 10 minutes. Set aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Dredge the squid in flour then dip in beaten egg and roll over breadcrumbs.
  • Once the oil is hot, deep fry the squid until the coat turns brown.
    Note: Do not overcook the squid.
  • Then, remove the squid from the pan and place on a plate over paper tissue.
  • Serve with your favorite dip. Eat and enjoy!


Calories: 114kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 146mg | Potassium: 33mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg

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