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.
1/2 lbsquid, cleaned and sliced
3/4 call-purpose flour
3/4 cbread crumbs, dry
1/2 tspblack pepper
2 ccooking oil
1/2 capple cider vinegar
2 Tbspsoy sauce
How to Make Toyomansi Calamares
- 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.
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