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Fried Calamari Salad

Number of servings: 4

Cost per serving: R44

Meal Total: R177

Recipe Credit: Letscookolet

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Ingredient List (Calamari):

400 grams calamari rings

2 eggs

1 cup buttermilk *see note below

1 cup flour

1/2 cup cornflour/maizena

1 tablespoon cajun or portuguese spice

2 teaspoons parsley

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

2 cups of oil to fry calamari

Ingredient List (Salad):

100 grams lettuce

1/2 english cucumber

1/2 red onion

Juice of 1 lemon

salt and pepper to taste

Optional tartar sauce to serve.


Method (Calamari):

Step 1: Add milk, eggs into a medium sized bowl.

Step 2: Mix well, then add calamari and set aside. 

Step 3: Add the dry ingredients to another bowl and mix. 

Step 4: Add oil to small pot and place on a medium to high heat. 

Step 5: Once oil is hot, dip some of the calamari into the dry ingredients. 

Step 6: Place into the oil and fry for no longer than 60 seconds. 

Step 7: Do not overcrowd the pot as this will reduce the heat of the oil. 

Step 8: Remove and drain on a paper towel. 

Step 9: Fry the rest of the calamari. 

Method (Salad)

Step 1: Add all of the ingredients into a bowl.

Step 2: Mix well and serve with fried calamari. 

For more flavour, serve with your favourite tartar sauce. 


1. If you don't have buttermilk, mix 1 tablespoon of lemon juice to 1 cup of milk. Allow this to rest for 5 minutes, Once the milk starts to curdle, it's ready. 

2. Try and use a small pot to fry the calamari. The bigger the pot, the more oil you'll need. 



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