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Calamares Fritos
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5 from 2 votes

How to Cook Deep Fried Squid Rings (Fried Calamares)

I think this is the best fried squid recipe I found. Try this one and you will surely love the calamares fritos.
Prep Time35 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Seafood Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: fried calamares, fried calamari, fried squid rings
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 296kcal
Author: Manny


How to Cook Fried Calamares:

  • 1/2 kilo fresh squid pusit, washed and cleaned
  • 2 tablespoons calamansi or lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon refined salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 raw egg beaten
  • 2 tablespoon cooking oil
  • Cooking oil for deep frying


How to cook calamares:

  • Slice squid into 1/2 inch rings. Marinate for 1/2 hour in 1 tablespoon of the calamansi juice and sea salt.
  • Drain In a bowl, combine cornstarch, flour, salt and baking soda.
  • In another bowl, blend water, the remaining calamansi juice, egg and oil.
  • Dip squid rings into flour mixture, then into egg mixture, and deep fry until golden brown.
  • Serve hot with sweet chili sauce or vinegar with garlic.