Air Fryer Calamari with Easy Aioli Dip

Calamari is such a nice treat and is fairly easy to make at home too. Try this air fryer calamari the next time you re craving fried squid.

Prep:
10
mins
Cook:
24
mins
TOtal:
35
mins
servings:
6

Ingredients


For the Aioli

  • 3 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice plus zest from half the lemon
  • 1/4 tsp sumac ground, optional
  • pinch salt and pepper to taste

Instructions


  1. In a large bowl soak the calamari rings in some milk, use enough milk to cover the rings. Soak for at least one hour, up to four to five hours if you have the time.
  2. In a large bowl, add your flour, arrowroot and spices and salt and mix well to combine.
  3. Preheat your air fryer to 375ºF for a few minutes so it's nice and hot.
  4. Take one calamari ring from the milk mixture and toss in the flour. Tap any excess flour off of the rings. Place on a large plate until all are done.
  5. When your air fryer is ready, spray some oil on the bottom. Add the calamari rings (working in batches to ensure they aren't touching) and spray oil on the rings. Bake at 375ºF for four to five minutes. Flip them over, spray again with oil and fry for four to five minutes longer.
  6. In a small bowl, mix together the ingredients for the aioli.
  7. Keep them stored in the oven on a low temperature while you cook all the calamari rings.