toyomansi calamares

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DaveSSmith1 avatar
By Dave Smith
from PIKESVILLE, MD

Calamares is the Filipino version of the "Mediterranean breaded fried squid dish", Calamari. There are different methods on how to make this dish; the most usual does not involve breadcrumbs. However, I chose to add breadcrumbs for this recipe for visual appeal and a crunchier texture. So, what is the difference between Calamares and Calamari besides the spelling? :) Well, there is no big difference at all. The only difference that I noticed is the dipping sauce. Calamari is often dipped in marina or other tomato based sauce while Filipino Calamares is dipped in spiced vinegar or toyomans.

★★★★★ 1 Review
prep time 15 Min
cook time 5 Min

Ingredients For toyomansi calamares

  • 1/2 lb
    squid, cleaned and sliced
  • 3/4 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1
    egg
  • 3/4 c
    bread crumbs, dry
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    black pepper
  • 2 c
    cooking oil
  • DRIPPING SAUCE:
  • 1/2 c
    apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp
    soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp
    calamansi
  • 5
    chili pepper,whole

How To Make toyomansi calamares

  • 1
    Combine squid, salt, and ground black pepper then mix well. Let stand for 10 minutes. Heat a cooking pot the pour-in cooking oil. Dredge the squid in flour then dip in beaten egg and roll over breadcrumbs. When the oil is hot enough 325F, deep-fry the squid until the color of the coating turns brown. Note: This should only take about 2 to 3 minutes in medium heat. Do not overcook the squid. Remove the fried squid from the cooking pot and transfer in a plate lined with paper towels. Serve with Toyomansi or Asian dipping sauce. Share and enjoy!
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