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Calamares with Garlic Mayo Dip Recipe


  • 1/2 lb medium to large sized squid cleaned and sliced into rings
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 piece raw egg beaten
  • 3/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 cups cooking oil
  • For Garlic Mayo Dip
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp freshly-squeezed lemon juice
  • One half tsp white pepper


  • Combine squid, salt, and ground black pepper then mix well. Let stand for 10 minutes.
  • Heat a cooking pot the pour-in cooking oil.
  • Dredge the squid in flour then dip in beaten egg and roll over breadcrumbs.
  • When the oil is hot enough, deep-fry the squid until the color of the coating turns brown. Note: This should only take about 2 to 3 minutes in medium heat. Do not overcook the squid.
  • Remove the fried squid from the cooking pot and transfer in a plate lined with paper towels.
  • Mix Garlic Mayo Dip ingredients in a bowl and serve with calamares.
  • Share and enjoy!