Garlic Parmesan Calamari

Garlic Parmesan Wings
Garlic Parmesan Wings

Twinkle loves Calamari. Whenever she sees it in the menu, that’s what she wants to order just like when we were at Chili’s and at Olive Garden. So when friends from The fat Butcher sent over frozen squid rings, I decided to cook Garlic Parmesan calamari for her. Syempre, ulam na rin namin.

It was quite easy to make naman. You’ll need squid, flour, cornstarch, egg, cooking oil, butter, parmesan cheese, and garlic, among other things. Watch the recipe video below to see how I made it.


The aroma that filled my kitchen as the calamari fried was absolutely incredible. The anticipation was almost unbearable! And let me tell you, the first bite did not disappoint. The calamari was perfectly crispy on the outside, and the inside was tender and flavorful. The combination of garlic and parmesan added a delightful savory depth to the dish.

This recipe has quickly become a favorite in our household. It’s a fantastic appetizer that’s sure to impress your guests at your next gathering. It’s also perfect for a casual weeknight dinner when you’re craving something delicious and satisfying.

So, if you’re looking for a new and exciting seafood recipe to add to your repertoire, I highly recommend you give this a try. You won’t be disappointed!


  • For an extra punch of flavor, try adding a pinch of red pepper flakes to the breading mixture.
  • If you don’t have fresh calamari, you can usually find frozen calamari at most grocery stores. Just be sure to thaw it completely before using it.
  • Serve your garlic parmesan calamari with a side of marinara sauce or lemon wedges for dipping.

I encourage you to experiment and find a garlic parmesan calamari recipe that suits your taste. With its versatility and ease of preparation, this dish is sure to become a regular on your menu.


Garlic Parmesan Calamari

  • Author: Peachy Adarne


  • 500g squid rings
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • cooking oil for frying
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 1.5 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp mayo + 1 tsp hot sauce (optional dipping sauce)


  1. In a large bowl, combine your squid, garlic powder, paprika, salt, pepper, egg, and flour. Mix well.
  2. Set aside for 15 minutes.
  3. Dredge each squid ring in cornstarch.
  4. Fry in hot oil until brown.
  5. To make the sauce, combine butter and minced garlic in a small pan and cook for 30 seconds. Add the grated parmesan cheese and mix well.
  6. Pour over the calamari and mix well to coat.
  7. Serve with  hot sauce-mayo sauce.

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Hi, Peachy here!

I'm a foodie mommy living in the Philippines. I'm a mom to two daughters named PURPLE SKYE and PERIWINKLE MOONE and wife to a loving husband I fondly call peanutbutter♥. I am a foodie by heart, a coffee lover and a froyo and yogurt junkie. Learn more →






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