Chinese Air Fried Calamari

chinese calamari

Chinese Salt and Pepper Air Fried Calamari

Last Christmas, I received a digital air fryer and I thought that this must be the greatest invention ever. I love how the air fryer can make food less oily and cut my cooking time in half. So today, I decided to make my family recipe, “Chinese Salt and Pepper Air Fried Calamari.” It’s spicy and super salty but so good. You’ll love the crunchy batter that is less greasy and it’s healthier than frying the calamari in oil. Enjoy!

Chinese Salt and Pepper Air Fried Calamari

February 26, 2022
: 8
: 10 min
: 15 min
: 25 min
: easy


  • 1 cup of buttermilk
  • 1 pound of frozen calamari
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1 cup of panko crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon of tabasco sauce
  • 1 fresh red chili
  • 2 scallions, finely sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of pepper
  • Step 1 Prehead air fryer to 400 degrees F
  • Step 2 In a medium bowl, mix the buttermilk with tabasco sauce.
  • Step 3 In a separate bowl, blend the flour, panko crumbs, salt and pepper.
  • Step 4 Dip the calamari into the buttermilk,
  • Step 5 Put the calamari into the air fryer and cook for 15 minutes. Make sure you spray the pan with olive oil to prevent the batter from sticking,
  • Step 6 Once the calamari is golden brown, fry the calamari in a frying pan.
  • Step 7 Heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil over medium-high heat.
  • Step 8 Add the chillies, salt, and pepper.
  • Step 9 Serve immediately.





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