This Low Carb Fried Calamari recipe will hype that squid fan inside you. Worry about being unhealthy? Worry not, for this recipe provides the best and most especially healthy calamari dish you crave! This Low Carb Fried Calamari recipe is a very easy healthy low-carb recipe with seafood that you’ll love. A perfectly crunchy and tender dish, it goes great with a mayo dipping sauce! This delicious recipe tastes like the real deal!

Low Carb Fried Calamari Recipe

Keto Calamari Recipe by CastIronKeto

How to Make This Low Carb Fried Calamari

First, you’ll want to source quality squid. Most grocers have frozen squid with either just the tubes or with tentacles as well. We personally love the tentacles since they get super crunchy!

Next, you’ll slice the squid into rings. Then you’ll dip them into an egg then dredge through the low-carb flour mixture.

Finally, you’ll toss the squid into a pan of hot oil and fry until golden and crispy. Yum!


Nope, this is one recipe you’ll want to eat as soon as it is made. Trust us on this one.

Don’t have a deep fryer?  This fried keto salt and pepper squid can be shallow fried in a frying pan or even a wok just make sure you place the squid cut side down into the oil.


As always, you can find the full nutritional breakdown including the carb count (total carbs and net carbs) at the bottom of the recipe card. You can find the serving size/yield at the top of the recipe card. You should always double-check your specific ingredients as different brand’s ingredients may have different values.

To get a specific serving size you’ll want to weigh the final dish then divide by the number of servings. We can’t provide this information as your cooking style will vary from ours as well as the brand ingredients you choose to use.

Other recipes you might like to try: High Protein Crab Cake Recipe, Low Carb Nachos Recipe, Low Carb Squash Noodles Recipe

Low Carb Fried Calamari

Low Carb Fried Calamari

This Low Carb Fried Calamari is perfectly crunchy and tender, it goes great with a mayo dipping sauce!  This is a very easy healthy low carb recipe with seafood that you'll love. This delicious recipe tastes like the real deal!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course 15 Best Lunch Food Ideas, Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 286 kcal


Fried Calamari Ingredients

  • 1 lb fresh squid cleaned
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • Coconut Oil for frying (about 1/4 cup)
  • minced Cilantro optional
  • sliced Fresno Chilli optional
  • squeeze of lime optional

Harissa Mayo

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp prepared harissa


  • In a small bowl beat the egg. In another bowl combine the coconut flour and spices.
  • Pat the squid dry and dip into the beaten egg then dredge through the flour mixture.
  • Heat the oil in a 10" or larger cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Frying in batches making sure to not overcrowd the skillet, fry 2 minutes per side until golden and crisp. Drain on paper towels
  • Either serve as is or toss with cilantro, chilis, and lime and serve with the harissa mayo.


Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 286
  • Calories from Fat 135
  • Fat 15g
  • Saturated Fat 5g
  • Cholesterol 311mg
  • Sodium 818mg
  • Potassium 319mg
  • Carbohydrates 11g
  • Fiber 6g
  • Sugar 2g
  • Protein 22g
  • Vitamin A 369IU
  • Vitamin C 6mg
  • Calcium 42mg
  • Iron 1mg
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