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Air Fryer Frozen Calamari

Air Fryer Calamari – If you’re looking for an easy and delicious way to enjoy frozen calamari, look no further than your air fryer or Ninja Foodi! In just 10 minutes or less, you can have crispy, tender calamari that will satisfy even the pickiest of eaters!

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Can you air fry frozen calamari? Yes, calamari that is frozen can be heated up quickly and easily using your air fryer or Ninja Foodi.

Calamari is a type of seafood that is popular in many cultures. It is made from squid and can be found frozen or fresh. It is typically breaded and fried, but can also be grilled or baked.

Frozen calamari is best heated up in the air fryer because it can be cooked quickly and evenly. The air fryer will also make the calamari crispy on the outside and tender on the inside because the air fryer uses hot circulating air to cook food around the entire surface area.

You can find frozen calamari in the frozen section of your grocery store. Popular brands include Gorton’s, Van de Kamp’s, and frozen calamari from your local seafood market.

πŸ¦‘How To Air Fry Frozen Calamari

Preheat your air fryer: Turn your air fryer to 400F and preheat for 3-5 minutes. This step is important because it will help the calamari cook evenly throughout.

Add frozen calamari to the air fryer basket: Add frozen calamari to the air fryer basket in a single layer. You may need to cook the calamari in batches depending on the size of your air fryer.

Air fry: Cook the frozen calamari for about ten minutes, or until it is heated through and crispy on the outside. You can flip them using tongs halfway through.

Serve with your favorite dipping sauce: Serve air fryer frozen calamari with your favorite dipping sauce. We recommend a garlic aioli, cocktail sauce, or tzatziki sauce.

πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ³Chef’s Tips

  • If you’re looking for extra crispy calamari, try coating it in a light layer of cooking spray.
  • The best time and temperature to air fry frozen calamari depends on how thick the calamari is and how hot your personal air fryer gets. Start out with the recommended time and temperature, then adjust as needed.
  • Make sure your calamari is in a single layer to ensure even cooking. If it is frozen together in a clump, it will not cook evenly and may come out rubbery. You may need to cook in batches.
  • If you’re using frozen calamari that has already been cooked (such as tempura calamari), be careful not to overcook it or it will become dry and tough.
  • For unbreaded calamari, use a cooking time of 8 minutes making sure they do not overcook. Remove from air fryer with tongs when fully heated through.

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Air Fryer Frozen Calamari

Air Fryer Calamari – If you're looking for an easy and delicious way to enjoy frozen calamari, look no further than your air fryer or Ninja Foodi!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 78kcal

Equipment

  • air fryer or Ninja Foodi

Ingredients

  • 12 oz Calamari frozen and breaded

Instructions

  • Preheat your air fryer: Turn your air fryer to 400F and preheat for 3-5 minutes. This step is important because it will help the calamari cook evenly throughout.
  • Add frozen calamari to the air fryer basket: Add frozen calamari to the air fryer basket in a single layer. You may need to cook the calamari in batches depending on the size of your air fryer.
  • Air fry: Cook the frozen calamari for about ten minutes, or until it is heated through and crispy on the outside. You can flip them using tongs halfway through.
  • Serve with your favorite dipping sauce: Serve air fryer frozen calamari with your favorite dipping sauce. We recommend a garlic aioli, cocktail sauce, or tzatziki sauce.

Nutrition

Calories: 78kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 198mg | Sodium: 37mg | Potassium: 209mg | Vitamin A: 28IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg

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