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.


  • 2 1⁄4 lbs medium sized squid
  • 2 pieces eggs
  • 1 cup plain flour (all-purpose)
  • 1 cup oil
  • 30 ml fresh lime juice (calamansi juice)
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon pepper
  • Breadcrumbs


  • 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.