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Fried Calamari Steaks Recipe

Fried Calamari Steaks Recipe

This is a simple preparation for calamari steaks that is easy to do on a busy weeknight. If you like fried calamari appetizers, this is so much easier.

Fried Calamari Steaks

By author Dish Ditty Recipes


  • 6 whole calamari steaks (pounded, if desired)
  • 1-3 teaspoon seasoned lemon pepper (as desired)
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1/2-1 cup olive oil (for frying)


Step 1
Season steaks with seasoned lemon pepper.

Step 2
In one bowl, combine cornstarch and water. In a second bowl, beat the eggs adding 1/2 teaspoon salt. In a third bowl, add the Italian seasoned breadcrumbs.
Step 3
Dip calamari in cornstarch mixture, then egg, and then bread crumbs. Place on wax pepper. Let the calamari rest for 15 minutes. Pan fry in small batches using olive oil.

Spicy Cocktail Sauce

Serves 12
Prep time 5 minutes
By author Cherri via Dish Ditty


  • 1 jar 15oz Heinz Chili Sauce ((NOT the cocktail sauce))
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon Juice
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
  • 2-5 tablespoons Horseradish (either homemade or 'extra-hot' from the store)


Step 1
Heinz Chili Sauce
Mix all ingredients together starting with 2 tablespoons of horseradish. Add more to taste. Serve with shrimp or crab cocktail. May also be served with salmon patties or polish sausage.

Not a lot of people know about calamari steaks. Some might say they “taste like chicken” šŸ™‚ They really don’t, but the consistency is a nice meaty consistency, as opposed to other white fish which is more flaky. There is very little ‘fishiness’ which means that there is littleĀ smell when cooking. That’s perfect for me since my husband is not a fan of me cooking fish at home..

This tastes great when served with Cherri’s Spicy Cocktail Sauce.


Fried Calamari Steaks Recipe by Dish Ditty Recipes
Fried Calamari Steaks

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