Crispy air-fried calamari with parsley by Ruokala, a healthy snack option

Air Fryer Crispy Calamari Recipe

Indulge in the delightful crunch of our Air Fryer Crispy Calamari, a classic seafood dish reimagined for modern, healthy cooking. This recipe is perfect for seafood enthusiasts in Singapore looking for a lighter version of the beloved fried calamari. The Ruokala air fryer transforms these squid rings into a crispy, golden treat without the need for deep frying, offering a healthier alternative with less oil. Whether it's a quick appetizer, a snack, or part of a larger seafood spread, these crispy calamari rings are sure to be a hit, pairing wonderfully with a variety of dips.


  • 1 pound (450 g) calamari rings
  • 1 cup (125 g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup (100 g) breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Lemon wedges and tartar sauce for serving

Preparation Duration

  • Marinate calamari rings in a mixture of salt, pepper, and a pinch of paprika for about 15 minutes.

Cooking Instructions

  1. Coat calamari rings first in flour, then dip in beaten eggs, and finally coat with breadcrumbs mixed with paprika.
  2. Preheat the Ruokala air fryer to 200 degrees Celsius.
  3. Place the coated calamari rings in the air fryer basket in a single layer, ensuring they don't overlap.
  4. Cook for 10 minutes, flipping halfway, until golden brown and crispy.
  5. Serve hot with lemon wedges and tartar sauce.
    mini airfryer


  • Total Preparation Time: 30 minutes (including marination)
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes

These Air Fryer Crispy Calamari rings are an easy, delicious way to enjoy a seafood favorite, with the added benefit of a healthier cooking method.


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