Crispy and Flavorful Air Fryer Calamari Recipe

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Crispy and Flavorful Air Fryer Calamari Recipe
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
35mins
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Recipe by Administrator
Published on November 27, 2023

Indulge in a crispy and flavorful seafood appetizer with this easy-to-follow air fryer calamari recipe. The calamari rings come out perfectly golden brown and tender, with a delicious coating of breadcrumbs and spices. This healthier version of the classic fried calamari is sure to impress your family and friends. Serve it as an appetizer or as a main course alongside a salad or dipping sauces. Get ready to enjoy a restaurant-quality dish in the comfort of your own home.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound calamari rings
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Cooking spray

Directions

  1. Preheat your air fryer to 400°F (200°C).
  2. In a shallow dish, combine the flour, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and black pepper.
  3. Dip the calamari rings into the beaten eggs, then coat them in the flour mixture, pressing gently to adhere the crumbs.
  4. Place the coated calamari rings in a single layer in the air fryer basket, making sure not to overcrowd them.
  5. Lightly spray the calamari rings with cooking spray for extra crispiness.
  6. Air fry the calamari for 10-12 minutes, flipping them halfway through, until they are golden brown.
  7. Remove the calamari from the air fryer and let them cool for a few minutes before serving.
  8. Serve the air fryer calamari with your favorite dipping sauces and enjoy!

Interesting Facts

  • Calamari is a popular seafood dish that is enjoyed around the world.
  • Air frying is a healthier alternative to traditional deep frying, as it requires less oil.
  • The combination of spices in this recipe gives the calamari a delicious and flavorful kick.