Air Fryer Calamari Recipe • Seafood Nutrition Partnership


1 lb calamari frozen but defrosted beforehand
2 eggs
1 cup breadcrumbs
1 Tbsp Italian seasoning
½ tsp garlic powder
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/3 cup cornstarch
marinara sauce to dip
Need a healthier version of a fan favorite? We've got you covered.


1.Defrost, rinse, and pat dry the calamari rings to remove excess water on the outside of each piece. In a small bowl, lightly beat the eggs.
2.Place the breadcrumbs in a bowl + the Italian seasoning, salt and black pepper. Mix until well combined. Taste the breadcrumbs and if desired adjust the seasonings to your taste. Pour the cornstarch in a separate bowl.
3.Dip one calamari ring into the cornstarch and coat the entire surface, then dip into the lightly beaten eggs and make sure it’s properly coated. Dredge in the breadcrumbs making sure the entire calamari ring is coated on all sides.
4.Place coated pieces in the air fryer basket. Do not stack on top of each other and do allow enough space around each ring to easily flip.
5.Cook in air fryer on 400 for 9 minutes. Once the 6 minutes are up, flip over the calamari rings and cook for another 2 minutes. Once finished cooking the rings will be crispy on the outside. Dip in marinara sauce and enjoy!

Need a Sunday afternoon appetizer for game day in a pinch? Try this healthier version of fried calamari. Stick it in the air fryer for f0r less than 10 minutes and enjoy!


Enjoy this recipe for air fryer calamari and don’t forget to Eat Seafood America!

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