Succulent calamari burgers

Throw in a side of crisp fries and you're good to go
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Recipe from: 23 June 2015
Preparation time: 10 min
Cooking time: 10 min


  • 600 to 800g frozen calamari rings, defrosted and cleaned
  • 60
  • 60
    cake flour
  • 5 to 10ml chilli powder or cayenne pepper
  • 15
    sea salt
  • oil for deep frying
  • 4
    hamburger rolls
  • 2
    handfuls butter-lettuce leaves
  • 1/2
    cucumber, very thinly sliced
  • 1
    small onion, sliced into rings
  • garlic mayonnaise and lemon wedges to serve
Servings: Change Serving


Dry the calamari well with paper towels and mix into the cornflour, flour, chilli powder and sea salt until completely coated.

Heat the oil and fry the calamari in batches until crisp and cooked through – it’s a matter of seconds. Drain on paper towels. Serve the calamari on rolls with butter lettuce, cucumber, onion rings and garlic mayonnaise. A dash of lemon juice will add even more zest.

TIP Defrost the calamari in a little milk to tenderise it. You can also serve the fried calamari with savoury rice instead of the rolls.

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