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Crumbed Calamari

This family favourite is a simple yet filling mid-week meal.

Prep Time

    •    Prep time: 15 minutes
    •    Cook time: 12 minutes
    •    Yield: Serves 4


    •    3 eggs
    •    1 cup plain flour
    •    hot chips, to serve
    •    2 tbsps cold water
    •    lemon wedges, to serve
    •    canola oil, for deep-frying
    •    4 cups fresh white breadcrumbs
    •    masterfoods tartare sauce, to serve
    •    750g small cleaned calamari hoods


  1. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Cut calamari into 1cm-thick rings. Place flour, and salt and pepper, into a bowl. Beat eggs and water in another bowl. Place breadcrumbs into a third bowl.
  2. Coat calamari rings in flour, a few at a time. Dip into egg mixture then coat in breadcrumbs. Press breadcrumbs on with fingertips. Place onto a lined baking tray.
  3. Preheat oven to 150°C. Pour oil into a deep, heavy-based saucepan or wok until it is one-third full. Heat over medium-high heat. Cook calamari rings, in batches, for 2 to 3 minutes, or until light golden.
  4. Remove calamari to a wire rack over a lined baking tray. Keep warm in oven while cooking remaining calamari. Serve with chips, lemon wedges and tartare sauce.

This great family recipe is thanks to Taste Recipes at


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