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keto fried calamari
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Keto Calamari

Keto-friendly calamari, lightly breaded in coconut flour. These crisp calamari rings go perfectly with our sweet and spicy chili sauce.
Prep Time7 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Total Time14 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 4
Calories: 511kcal
Author: Amber @ Low Carb Quick



Sweet & Spicy Chili Garlic Sauce

  • 1.5 tbsp chili garlic paste
  • cup rice vinegar
  • cup powdered erythritrol
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp xanthan gum
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes, optional


  • Add egg and cream to a large bowl and whisk. Set aside.
  • Add almond flour, Old Bay and rinds to a plate.

Air Fryer

  • Dredge calamari rings and peppers in dairy mixture, then rinds/flour mixture. Only air fry one layer at a time.
  • Air fry at 400°F for 10-14 minutes, or until golden brown and crisp.


  • Batter as usual, but bake them at 400°F for 10 minutes, flipping halfway, and then baking for another 5 to 10 minutes.

Pan Fry

  • Batter the calamari rings as usual, but cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes prior to frying in the pan. 
  • Heat 2-3 inches of oil in a large pot to at least 375 degrees Fahrenheit.  
  • Add rings, one at a time to the pot. Remove after a few minutes, when golden brown.

Sweet Chili Sauce Instructions

  • Mix all ingredients in small pot over high heat and bring to a boil, stirring frequently with a whisk. Remove.


Calories: 511kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 268mg | Sodium: 321mg | Potassium: 206mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 986IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 136mg | Iron: 2mg