Air Fryer Calamari
If you are looking for a healthier way to make fried calamari, you'll love this recipe! This air fryer calamari is so crispy and it's made with very little oil.
Put the panko breadcrumb in a large ziplock. Use a rolling pin to crush the breadcrumb until finely ground.
In a large bowl, combine calamari strips and buttermilk. Marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to an hour.
Set up three dishes and put them in the right order.1st bowl: add all-purpose flour 2nd bowl: beat an egg with milk.3rd bowl: combine panko breadcrumbs, oil, paprika, Old Bay seasoning, and a pinch of black pepper.
Remove the calamari from the buttermilk marinade. Allow the excess to drip off. Coat the calamari strips in the flour; shake off excess flour.
Dip the calamari rings in the egg and milk mixture, allow the excess to drip off. Toss the calamari rings into the breadcrumb mixture; gently pressing to coat.
Preheat the air fryer to 400°F. Lightly grease the air fryer basket and crisper tray with oil.
Place the calamari rings in a basket, in a single layer. Do not overcrowd the pan, work in multiple batches if needed. Cook the calamari for 8 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 145°F, flipping halfway through.
Please note that cooking time will vary depending on a variety of other factors, including types of air fryers and air fryer quality.
Air fryer basket tends to cook foods a little faster than the air fryer oven. In this recipe, I used my Gourmia 8Qt Air Fryer
Calories: 351kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 19gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 236mgSodium: 245mgPotassium: 326mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 360IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 129mgIron: 2mg