Salt & Pepper Calamari

Salt & Pepper Calamari is a versatile dish that can be served as an entrée, light lunch or dinner meal.

Salt & Pepper calamari is a very simple to make but wonderfully satisfying seafood favourite.  The calamari rings are coated in a flour mixture spiced with salt and pepper.  They are then deep fried for only a few minutes to a light golden brown to produce a crispy crunch surrounding a tender calamari ring.

There are very few ingredients required to make this dish and it is both quick and easy to make and cook.  You do need to be careful not to cook the calamari too long as that will produce a tough chewy result, instead of the melt in your mouth result you are after.

Serve as an entrée with tartare or sweet chilli sauce, or with a salad for a more substantial lunch or dinner meal.

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Salt & Pepper Calamari
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in frying pan over medium high heat. Heat oil to be within the 180°C - 200°C range before frying the calamari rings.
  2. Add eggs to a medium bowl and whisk a little.
  3. In a separate bowl, add corn flour, plain flour, salt & pepper and stir to mix thoroughly.
  4. Dip calamari rings into egg white then dip into flour mixture to coat fully. Set aside on a plate to be ready to fry.
  5. Place calamari rings into heated oil and fry for approx 2 - 3 minutes. Cook in batches to prevent calamari sticking to one another. Be careful not to overcook as the calamari will become tough.
  6. As each batch cooks, remove from pan using a slotted spoon and place on a plate lined with paper towel.
  7. Serve with salad as a main meal or serve with tartare or sweet chili sauce as an appetiser.
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