Pinoy Calamares Recipe

Serves/Makes: 6 - 8


  • 2 pounds medium sized squid (calamari)
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 cup plain (all-purpose) flour
  • 1 cup oil
  • Juice of 3-4 calamansi (limes)
  • Salt
  • Chili pepper
  • Lettuce (optional)
How to cook Pinoy Calamares:
  • Clean the Squid, remove the head, ink sacs and tentacles discarded, outer purple skin peeled off and do not cut squid open.
  • Slice squid into 1/2 inch rings. Marinate in calamansi juice for about 25 minutes.
  • Dip squid rings in egg whites, then dredge in flour.
  • Heat oil in a wok and fry squid rings in hot oil a few pieces at a time until they turn golden yellow, about 1 minute. Do not overcook as this will make the squid tough.
  • Remove squid rings from the wok and drain on paper towels. Season with salt and pepper.
  • If desired, place a bed of lettuce. Serve the Pinoy Calamares with Garlic Mayonnaise Dip as an appetizer or as a pulutan with drinks.
Pinoy Calamares recipe


The Pinoy Calamares is a very affordable dish. This recipe is delicious, simple, and really easy to cook.

This recipe for Pinoy Calamares serves/makes: 6 - 8

The Pinoy Calamares recipe is adopted from The Philippine Cook Book.

Main Ingredient: Squid/Cuttlefish (more Squid/Cuttlefish recipes)
Preparation Method: Appetizer (more Appetizer recipes)
Cuisine: Filipino (more Filipino recipes)

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