Air fried calamari in just a few minutes
In a mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients: corn meal, paprika, garlic powder, salt, and ground black pepper. In a separate bowl, add flour.
Crack and beat the egg in a separate bowl.
To avoid mixing the wet and dry ingredients together, use your right hand for the wet ingredients (beaten eggs) and left hand for the dry ingredients (corn meal mixture) and flour.
Coat the rings with the flour first, then the egg, then the corn meal mixture. Dust off any excess flour.
Place the coated calamari rings in the air fryer cooking basket. Spray them with non stick cooking oil. Cook at 320F for 12 minutes or until crisp and golden brown. Cook in batches if needed.
Garnish with lemon wedges.
Serve with tartar sauce or your choice of dipping sauce.