Friday, October 9, 2009

Crispy Calamari II

It has been a while since we last had calamari /squids. Daddy loves it deep fried and crispy instead of cooking them in curry . I took out 3 medium size calamari and cut them into rings. I have some panko bread crumbs in the pantry so I decided to have them deep fried with this panko crumbs. I mixed the crumbs with some curry powder so as to give the panko crumbs some spicy flavor. It turned out crispy on the outside and juicy moist on the inside. The taste was awesome...spicy hot ...good match for the calamari. We can't eat much of this artery clogging morsels. Dip it with WASABI.....goodness I can't stop eating them !

I have to learn more on how to deep fry this pieces of calamari
unsightly but delicious...who cares as long as it taste good :))
I love wasabi...I really can't do without it :p
somehow it gives me the oomph

artery clogging calamari at close up

Crispy Calamari II


3 medium size calamari - clean and cut into rings
a pinch of sea salt

1 egg white - whisk

1 cup of panko bread crumbs
1 tbsp of curry powder
( mix the two together)

veg oil enough for deep frying


Wash and clean the calamari, cut into ring. Dry them with paper towel. Season the calamari with a pinch of sea salt.
Whisk the egg white till fluffy. Coat the calamari with egg white and roll them onto the curry flavored panko crumbs. Drop into hot oil and deep fry them till golden brown. Take out and drain on paper towel. Serve with wasabi or chilli sauce.


Have a wonderful weekend



  1. wah..the name sounds so special.. when can i have a taste of this.. guess i have to cook this by myself, huh...

  2. My whole family love calamari. We usually order this in the Italian restaurant, your looks so delicious :)

  3. yumyum....this is one of the most ordered item in the bar together with onion rings....
    Angie's Recipes

  4. Hi Elin
    I deeply appreciated that u replied to my email request so promptly :) Here is the feedback of those recipes that i hv tried:
    1. pickled ginger which i just made is awesome! After soaking in vinegar it turns a lovely pick n i love the crunchiness. My vegetable seller advice is to get the Malaysian variety of young ginger (sweeter) rather than the Thai variety. I think a good quality of Jap rice vinegar is impt too.

  5. Your fettucine aglio olio recipe is quick to prepare, healthy n yummy! Thumbs up from my family. I added chopped leeks cos leeks is so versatile. Before i dish up the piping hot pasta, some finely chopped garlic will be tossed in.

    I baked my 1st chiffon cake using your dragon fruit chiffon recipe but substituted with orange juice/zest. You should see me smiling from ear to ear cos it turns out so beautifully n the taste is so refreshing :)))

  6. with glass of cool beer, i'm good to go!
    perfect calamari!

  7. I just love friend calamari but I am scare to fry them because it spatter a lot. Wish I can dig into some of your calamari :)

  8. My four yr. old just saw me bring your site up and she said, "IS THAT CALAMARI!?!?!" I said, "Yes, Why?"
    She said, "Wow. You have to make that."

    There is your review from my picky four yr. old!

  9. @ reanaclaire : this involve simple preparation so you can do it at home....pick out the lazy bones ...ohh I forgot... u got a MAID ! all u have to do is dip it with chilli sauce and eat :p How I envy you :)))

    @ Anncoo : Thanks :) theirs are better :p

    @ Angie's Recipes : yup yuppy....ohh yea I forgot about the onion rings...thanks for the idea, will have them in the next round :))

    @ May : May, Glad that the prickled ginger , chiffon and fettucine turned out awesome for you... there are many recipes here that are good and foolproof...feel free to try them all out :)))

    @ Diana Bauman : I guess everyone loves them...esp with cold beer...heaven on earth! :))

    @ lululu : Me too! Me too!!

    @ ICook4Fun : Hi Gert, dry them first and use a deeper pot, then it won't splatter all over :)) I wish we are neighbors :p

    @ Miranda : Ohhh your daughter is so adorable * give her hug from me ** muax too! :))

  10. these look absolutely delicious Elin. Im going to make this next time! tq .


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