Fried Calamari


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Serves 6-8

  • 1 kg Calamari, cleaned and cut into small pieces
  • Vegetable oil to fry
  • plain  flour  (or gluten free)
  • 1 egg
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds, toasted and lightly crushed
  • Lemon, cut into wedges
  • Chopped Parsley to garnish


Heat the oil in a fryer, large pot or wok to 180. Place calamari in a bowl and add the egg and mix well. Place flour in a bag and season well with salt and pepper. Add the calamari and toss very well to coat each piece. Place into a mesh strainer to dust off the excess flour. In batches carefully add a few pieces at a time to the hot oil and cook for a few minutes until crispy and lightly golden. Remove and drain on paper towel. Repeat until all of the calamari are cooked. Place on a serving platter with lemon wedges and chopped parsley.