Fried Calamari Recipe

Fried Calamari Recipe

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Calamari is one of the mouth-watering “pulutan” that you can order at almost every bar in the Philippines. This calamari recipe is sure to be a party hit.




  • Pull the head of the squid including internal parts and tentacles. Remove the beak and gladius (pen).
  • Cut the head and the ink sack from the tentacles. Set aside.
  • Peel the spotted outer membrane from the squid and discard.
  • Wash it well.  Drain and cut the body into rings.
  • Combine squid, salt, and ground black pepper and mix it well.
  • Heat cooking pan and the pour-in the cooking oil.
  • Dredge the squid in flour then dip in beaten egg and roll over breadcrumbs.
  • When the oil is hot enough, deep-fry the Calamares until it turns golden brown.
  • Remove, drain on a wire rack set over baking sheet.
  • Serve with spicy vinegar.


See this video for another recipe of fried calamares.


  • Serving Size: 6
  • Calories: 390
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Sodium: 119mg
  • Fat: 4g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 44g
  • Protein: 38g
  • Cholesterol: 532mg

Keywords: deep fried squid, battered squid rings