Paprika Crumbed Calamari

Paprika Crumbed Calamari
10 Mins
10 items
6 servings
Looking for a great light meal option to go with the sweet & tangy thousand island dressing? Try these crunchy spiced calamari rings, they are full of flavour and easy to prepare.


  • 500g fresh calamari, cut into 1 cm thick rings
  • ¾ cup plain flour
  • 1 tbsp. smoked paprika
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • 2 cups panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp. MasterFoods™ Paprika Ground
  • Vegetable oil for deep frying
  • ⅓ cup MasterFoods™ Thousand Island Dressing
  • Lemon wedges and green salad, to serve

Cooking Instructions:

  1. 1
    Heat the oil in wok or deep pan ready for frying and pre-heat oven to 150°C. Add the smoked paprika the flour and season with salt and pepper.
  2. 2
    Set up a dredging station with seasoned flour, eggs, and panko breadcrumbs alongside each other. Add calamari rings a few at a time first into the flour, then the egg, then the breadcrumbs, shaking off the excess.
  3. 3
    Fry rings in batches for 2-3 minutes until golden, then transfer to a wire rack set over a baking tray. Sprinkle over paprika and place in the oven to keep warm until all rings are cooked.
  4. 4
    Serve with lemon wedges, fresh green salad and Thousand Island dressing on the side.


  1. 1
    To save time the coating and prep can be done in advance and chilled until ready to cook.
  2. 2
    Also great with MasterFoods™ Tartare Sauce or MasterFoods™ Sweet Thai Chilli Sauce.



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