Crumbed calamari with lime

Fried calamari rings on a plate with side salad.
Calamari is one of life's most tasty delicacies. And what's better is that it isn't hard to make. Try this crumbed calamari recipe and your life will change for the better.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Appetiser, Dinner, Lunch, Snack
Servings 4 people


  • 500g squid
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • cup plain flour
  • 3 cups fresh breadcrumbs
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • vegetable oil to deep-fry
  • mixed salad leaves to serve
  • lime wedges to serve

For the Lime & Coriander Dipping Sauce


  • Rinse calamari and then pat dry with paper towel.
  • Cut crossways into 1cm-thick rings.
  • Combine eggs and mustard in a bowl and whisk well.
  • In seperate plates place flour and breadcrumbs.
  • Coat the calamari rings in flour, then dip in egg mixture and then coat in breadcrumbs.
  • Heat plenty of vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Deep-fry calamari in batches for 1–2 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Use a slotted spoon to transfer to a plate lined with paper towel.
  • Season with salt.
  • To make the dipping sauce, combine the lime juice, peanut oil, coriander, lime rind and sugar into a food processor and process until well combined.
  • Add salt and pepper to season.
  • Serve with dipping sauce or aioli, salad leaves, hot chips and lemon wedges.
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