Crispy Air Fryer Battered Squid Recipe

Welcome back, air-fryer aficionados! Today, I'm excited to share a delightful recipe that's perfect for a quick and easy seafood appetizer or even a main dish. Crispy and golden on the outside, tender and flavorful on the inside – this battered squid in the air fryer is an absolute winner. Let's dive into this irresistible dish!

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  4. Steps to follow:
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    2. Benefits of the ingredients used:

Preparation time:

20 minutes

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  • 1 lb fresh squid, cleaned and cut into rings
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish
  • Lemon wedges for serving
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Steps to follow:

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 400°F (200°C).
  2. In three separate shallow bowls, place the flour in one, beaten eggs in the second, and breadcrumbs mixed with paprika, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper in the third.
  3. Dredge the squid rings in the flour, shaking off any excess.
  4. Dip the floured rings into the beaten eggs, allowing any excess to drip off.
  5. Coat the rings in the seasoned breadcrumb mixture, pressing gently to adhere.
  6. Place the coated squid rings in a single layer in the air fryer basket.
  7. Cook in the preheated air fryer for 8-10 minutes, flipping halfway through, until the squid is golden and crispy.
  8. Once done, transfer the crispy squid to a serving plate and sprinkle with chopped parsley. Serve with lemon wedges on the side.

Tricks and tips:

  • Freshness is Key: Ensure the squid is fresh and properly cleaned to achieve the best flavor and texture.
  • Don't Overcrowd the Air Fryer: Cook the squid in batches if needed to ensure even crisping.
  • Adjust Seasonings: Feel free to customize the seasoning blend in the breadcrumb mixture to suit your taste preferences.

Benefits of the ingredients used:

Did you know that squid is a good source of protein and contains essential minerals such as iron and vitamin B12? Not only does it offer nutritional value, but it also adds a delightful seafood flavor to your dishes.

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Thanks for joining me in this culinary adventure. I hope you enjoy creating and savoring this irresistible battered squid in the air fryer. Until next time, happy air-frying!

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