Crispy Calamari

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This is a lekker Hot Crispy Calamari, from @chef_nti’s cookbook. A starter, side or a main meal make it with AEG and Hirsch’s Homestore.

Crispy Calamari – Serves 4


  • 400g Calamari rings
  • 1 1/2 Cups buttermilk
  • Oil for deep frying
  • 1 Cup flour
  • 2 Tsp paprika
  • 1 Tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 Tsp onion salt
  • 1 Tsp red chilli flakes
  • 2 Tsp salt
  • 1 Tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 Cup dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1/2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Chopped parsley for garnish
  • Lemon wedges, to serve


  1. Soak calamari in buttermilk for 30 minutes
  2. Preheat about 7cm of oil in a deep pot.
  3. Combine the flour with the paprika, cayenne pepper, onion salt, chilli flakes, salt and black pepper.
  4. Dredge the calamari in the seasoned flour, tossing evenly to coat.
  5. Carefully drop handfuls of calamari into the hot oil.
  6. Fry until golden brown, about 1-2 minutes per batch.
  7. Remove with slotted spoon and transfer to a paper-lined serving plate.
  8. Whisk mustard, honey and olive oil in a bowl until smooth and well combined.
  9. Sprinkle calamari with parsley, and serve with lemon wedges and honey-mustard dip

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